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Corpses found at N. Georgia Crematorium

2002-02-17 18:37:01+00 by Larry Burton 9 comments

Just a little note on the area Dan is traveling in. Over 100 corpses have been found stored at a crematorium. The bodies were found in the woods and stacked up like cords of wood in a storage building out back. It appears some of these bodies have been around more than twenty years. The owner said his incinerator was broken.

Note: Hmm, the catagorizer picked Coyote Grits and Monty Python as appropriate catagories. I don't know what that might mean.

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#Comment made: 2002-02-18 04:22:07+00 by: meuon [edit history]

What blows my mind is that this has been going on for so long, no-one smelled the decaying rotten bodies, even in North Georgia? How could the Funeral Homes not of known what was going on.. and the Chattanoogan adds more:

http://www.chattanoogan.com/articles/article_18071.asp and http://www.chattanoogan.com/articles/article_18113.asp

This is more like something out of a bad horror movie, unfortunately reality often really is stranger than fiction.

#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:35:24+00 by: mkelley

My in-laws live up the road from the place and we sat and watched ambulance after ambulance go up and down Highway 27 taking the remains somewhere. There are satellite trucks and more and more crowds of people down there.

Sidenote: Did anyone from the Chattanooga area notice, that the Atlanta stations are getting all of the national coverage, and the stations that are the "home" stations can't even get a decent interview? I even read somewhere...maybe MeFi, someone was saying that the area was a suburb of Atlanta...have to chuckle at that one.

#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:35:24+00 by: meuon

It's all over CNN.. Every 15 minutes or so.

#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:35:25+00 by: petronius

mkelley: can you answer meuon's question? Did your in-laws smell anything untoward around the place? Or have some funky feelings about the operation?

What I find particularly interesting is that the operator has only been charged with fraud. As a reporter on NPR said yesterday, "The State of Georgia statutes did not contemplate such an occurance. They are busy scouring the lawbooks to find something else to charge him with."

#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:35:25+00 by: meuon

It is a hole in the Georgia legal system. Of course, if they mention Necrophelia, then he broke all kinds of Georgia laws.

In situations like this, I think the Governor should be able to empower the Sheriff with special powers: "String 'Em Up"

#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:35:26+00 by: mkelley

They live about 5 minutes away and I've been there for weeks at a time and didn't smell anything. You drive by and don't smell anything. If it wasn't such a hectic week, I'd blog it. I would imaging it isn't too bad, since the EMTs and Officers around the site aren't wearing masks.

You can always tell a bad case on TV when you see the EMTs in masks and smoking cigars.

#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:35:27+00 by: ghasty

Bravo...Tri-State Cremetory just made it to FuckedComapny.com

#Comment made: 2002-02-21 22:33:33+00 by: K

My parents lived in Chattanooga, and both their bodies went to Tri-State, my father's 10 years ago (the stories say the furnace hadn't operated for 20 years) and my mothers' 1-1/2 years ago. They were non-believers and wanted cremation as the most efficient way of disposition, but it still bums me that my brother and I probably scattered powdered cement.

Thinking back, I suppose I might have been made suspicious by the absence of any odor of smoke, the refusal of the owner to show us the facility and his exaggerated stories (40 species of fish in the small lake, many over 20 pounds), but his cordiality smoothed that over. He was REALLY smooth.

The Monty Python reference is to the Undertaker's Shop sketch. (We'll cook your mother for dinner. If you feel bad about it later, we can dig a grave and you can throw up in it.)


#Comment made: 2002-02-21 22:44:14+00 by: Dan Lyke

Ack. It's incredibly disturbing that the categorizer is showing signs of emergent intelligence like that. I was going to make it smarter, but now I'm not so sure. I'm suddenly very afraid of my own software.