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Editor: Gerry W. Beyer
Texas Tech Univ. School of Law

Monday, June 24, 2019

Daughters Stunned After Father’s Body, 3 Others Found Unrefrigerated at Indiana Funeral Home

CasketDuane Nance recently died of cancer at the age of 56 and his two daughters, Amber Stout and Ashly Nance, held a viewing for him on June 12 at Porter Funeral Home. Last Monday, they were told the death certificate would be delayed because their father was cremated.

However, this week the Amber and Ashley were stunned to receive a surprising phone call - their father's body was one of four found in the back of the funeral home decomposing after the business was served with a federal search warrant. It was also revealed 11 decedents had not been issued death certificates. The investigation into the funeral home had been initiated because the director, 62 year old Kevin Porter, was operating with an expired license.

The investigation is ongoing, but the daughter's say the healing process has already begun. Their father’s remains are being handled by Young-Nichols Funeral Home, free of charge.

See Daughters Stunned After Father’s Body, 3 Others Found Unrefrigerated at Indiana Funeral Home, KOLD.com, June 23, 2019.

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