Funeral Director Allegedly Took Pictures Of Corpses To ‘Gross Out’ Family, Friends

EAST STROUDSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania funeral director has been charged with abusing corpses for allegedly taking cellphone pictures of the dead to “gross out” her friends and family.

Twenty-seven-year-old Angeliegha Stewart also faces a marijuana charge, after Monroe County detectives found conversations about deals when they searched her phone last month amid their investigation into the photos.

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Authorities say Stewart took pictures of one corpse during an organ-harvesting process and others of a decomposing corpse. Some of the corpses were in caskets; some were not.

Authorities on Monday were still identifying the corpses.

Records show Stewart applied for a public defender, but that office said Monday it doesn’t represent her.

A spokesman for the Lanterman & Allen Funeral Home in East Stroudsburg says officials are “disappointed” in the allegations and cooperating with authorities.

(Copyright 2017 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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