A contractor for a funeral house in Lodi tossed the physique of a stillborn child into the trash, and now police have launched an investigation.
Staff at Cherokee Memorial Funeral Dwelling contacted police Saturday after discovering the physique was lacking from storage, Lodi police mentioned in a press release.
Investigators realized the physique had been tossed out by an worker from a contracted transport service, authorities mentioned. The worker threw out a field that held the stays about two weeks earlier, police mentioned.
The physique couldn’t be retrieved as a result of the entire waste containers from the funeral house had been taken by a set firm, a press release from police learn.
An official at Cherokee Memorial Funeral Dwelling didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark Monday on the incident, together with whether or not the worker had been recognized.
Police didn’t instantly reply to requests for remark, and officers declined to launch any names of these concerned.