Funeral home owners arrested after 190 ‘decaying bodies’ are found

The owners of a Colorado Springs funeral home have been arrested after 190 “improperly stored” bodies were found, KFOR reported.

Jon and Carie Hallford were arrested in Oklahoma on four felony charges — abuse of a corpse, theft, money laundering and forgery.

From KFOR:

Several agencies, including the Oklahoma City division of the FBI, assisted in arresting the pair.

“The arrest, as far as I know, went off without a hitch,” stated Allen.

An investigation was launched in October 2023, when the Fremont County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a “foul odor” coming from the Return to Nature Funeral Home.

Allen would not release any details of the case during Wednesday’s press conference because he didn’t want to negatively impact the prosecution or investigation.

Read the full report over at KFOR.

Sky Palma

Before launching DeadState back in 2012, Sky Palma has been blogging about politics, social issues and religion for over a decade. He lives in Los Angeles and also enjoys Brazilian jiu jitsu, chess, music and art.