Death certificates are falsified
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.”
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...