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Saturday, January 13, 2018

Funeral Home Runs a Side Business Selling Human Body Parts – and Made So Much Money Selling Dead People’s Gold Teeth that the Owner’s Mother Took the Whole Family to Disneyland

image from https://s3.amazonaws.com/feather-client-files-aviary-prod-us-east-1/2018-01-12/efdcb037-275e-4833-a00a-c22cbd906655.pngThe FBI is currently investigating Sunset Mesa Funeral Home after the owners were accused of removing the teeth of the deceased in order to extract their fillings. Keri Escher, a former employee, claims that Shirley Koch, another funeral home employee and mother to the owner of the facility, would pull teeth from the corpses so she could sell the gold. Escher recalls: “She showed me her collection of gold teeth one day. She had sold a different batch a year prior, and they took the whole family to Disneyland in California on the gold that they cashed in.”

See Minyvonne Burke, Funeral Home Runs a Side Business Selling Human Body Parts – and Made So Much Money Selling Dead People’s Gold Teeth that the Owner’s Mother Took the Whole Family to Disneyland, Daily Mail.com, January 2018.

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