NYC funeral home stored dozens of bodies in U-Haul trucks, producing “overwhelming” stench

Published: April 30, 2020  Updated: April 30, 2020 at 1:15 pm EST

Police were called to a Brooklyn neighborhood Wednesday after a funeral home overwhelmed by the number of bodies from the COVID-19 pandemic resorted to storing them on ice in rented trucks, and neighbors complained about the odor, officials said. Dozens of bodies were found in two unrefrigerated U-Haul trucks at the funeral home, reports CBS New York.

One neighbor told the station the stench was “overwhelming.” Some area residents said they’ve been complaining about the smell for a couple of weeks.

Investigators learned the business was overflowing with so many deceased that workers had to put bodies in two large U-Haul trucks outside that had no refrigeration, CBS New York said. The Associated Press reported that they were stored on ice.

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