Death cer­tifi­cates are fal­si­fied

The Kansas City Star (Sunday) - - LOCAL | -

A per­son who an­swered the phone at Bio Care said the firm did not have a con­tract with Ster­i­cy­cle and re­ferred ques­tions to a Bio Care of­fi­cial, who did not re­turn a phone call.

The New Mex­ico at­tor­ney gen­eral’s of­fice is not in­ves­ti­gat­ing the case as a con­sumer mat­ter be­cause no fam­ily mem­ber has com­plained, a spokesman said.

Han­cock said he won­dered whether Ster­i­cy­cle had un­know­ingly burned other bagged body parts from New Mex­ico and rou­tinely sent the ashes to land­fills. He also said he won­dered whether a fed­eral law could come into play, but there was not much he could do without help from po­lice — or some­body.

“I’m kind of stuck un­til I get some co­op­er­a­tion.”

JOHN SLEEZER | THE KANSAS CITY STAR

In a Kansas City, Kan., morgue, 12 tubs hold body parts (mi­nus heads) for Wyan­dotte County Coroner Alan Han­cock. He said he had iden­ti­fied three peo­ple and ob­tained the death cer­tifi­cates for them, but, “All three say they were cre­mated, and they’re...

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