Police: 9 bodies improperly housed at funeral home in Bakersfield

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Officials are investigating a funeral home where police say nine bodies were not properly stored.

Bakersfield Police detectives were summoned to the Beloved Care Funeral Home at 717 E. Brundage Lane Tuesday by the Kern County Coroner’s Office regarding nine bodies that were not being adequately housed and a financial investigation.

A California Department of Consumer Affairs Cemetery and Funeral Bureau representative was also on scene conducting an investigation into the business practices of the funeral home.

Detectives and Bakersfield Code Enforcement officers responded again Wednesday to conduct further investigation into licensing compliance of the facility. All of these investigations are on going.

The Kern County Coroner’s Office removed the bodies from the funeral home and is working to identify the bodies and contact the next of kin.

Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to call the Bakersfield Police Department at (661) 327-7111.

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