Several Decomposing Bodies Found in U-Haul Trucks outside NYC Funeral Home
Authorities discovered dozens of decomposing bodies that were stored in unrefrigerated U-Haul trucks outside a Brooklyn funeral home Wednesday following several complaints from neighbors about a smell.
Two unrefrigerated U-Haul box trucks were found being used to store the bodies outside of Andrew T. Cleckley Funeral Home in Flatlands after neighbors took a video of body bags being dragged into them in a few past days.
A neighboring business said that they saw a liquid leaking out from the back of the trucks, and that was presumably water from all the melting ice used to store the bodies in the vehicles.
There were at least 50 corpses in each truck, with the facility being overwhelmed by the many bodies because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Police officers found the bodies in various decomposition stages.
The owner told the officials that the facility’s freezer had some problems, so they had to use the trucks as storage as the bodies awaited burial or cremation.
Funeral homes had been overwhelmed by the many coronavirus deaths in New York City. The city alone had recorded more than 165,000 positive COVID-19 cases and almost 13,000 deaths.