Funeral Home Director Arrested For Selling Body Parts; 500+ Victims

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At a glance

  • A Colorado-based funeral home director has been sentenced to 20 years in prison stemming from a litany of charges — including fraud and illegally selling the body parts or bodies of approximately 500 individuals whose families did not consent to that practice.
  • Megan Hess, 46, who supervised the Sunset Mesa Funeral Home in Montrose, Colorado, recently pleaded guilty to mail fraud and aiding and abetting.
  • Also, Hess’s mother, Shirley Koch, admitted to similar charges of mail fraud and aiding and abetting, as part of her own plea deal.

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