PHILADELPHIA (AP) – A Philadelphia funeral director has been arrested and charged with abuse of a corpse months after three decomposing bodies were found in a garage.
The Philadelphia Police Department says Janet Powell-Dailey was taken into custody Thursday. They say the 72-year-old ran Powell Funeral Home and owned the adjacent garage in the Strawberry Mansion neighborhood in north Philadelphia. The funeral home had been operating without a license since 2012.
In August, police investigating a foul odor discovered the bodies. One was in a coffin and two others were in cardboard body boxes.
Court records listing Powell-Dailey’s attorney weren’t immediately available.