The stench of decomposing bodies drew police to an Indiana funeral house the place they uncovered bodies stacked up — perhaps due to the fact March.

Investigators on Friday discovered 31 bodies at the Lankford Funeral House in several phases of decomposition, as nicely as the “post-cremation remains” of 16 people, according to the Jeffersonville Police Department.

The air conditioning at the funeral dwelling had long gone out, ensuing in a foul smell that alerted close by neighbors, a resource told community station WDRB.

The continues to be were all taken to the Clark County Coroner’s Office for identification.

It is unclear if law enforcement are pursuing criminal costs in opposition to the funeral residence owner. A spokesperson for the Jeffersonville Police Department did not quickly return a ask for for remark from the Everyday News Sunday.

Kandi Rogers, whose son Dominic died in December, explained to WDRB that he was not cremated for six or seven weeks soon after his funeral at Lankford and that she was given a string of excuses, which include a backlog of COVID clients.

“We rely on these people today in the most difficult time of our life, at least for me, and to go and do that to any individual — I would by no means do that to someone in [my] everyday living,” she mentioned. “For them to consider benefit of individuals and specially to address your beloved types the way that they did — it’s not ideal.”