A Pennsylvania funeral director is facing several charges, including abuse of a corpse, following complaints that she had been sharing images of deceased individuals with those close to her.
According to WNEP , friends and family reported that Angeliegha Stewart, 27, who worked at Lanterman and Allen Funeral Home in East Stroudsburg, had been sending them photos of dead people. When Monroe County authorities investigated the allegations, they reportedly found evidence that she had in fact sent the corpse photos along with evidence of further illegal activity.
Investigators executed a search warrant issued for the suspect’s home and cell phone, and reportedly found images of dead bodies consistent with those described in the initial complaints. They also found evidence on her cell phone that she had been in possession of marijuana and had intentions to sell the drug.
According to the Pocono Record, Stewart confessed to showing her boyfriend the photographs in an effort to “gross him out.” She reportedly admitted that her boyfriend was disturbed by the images.
Authorities say they are still investigating the identities of the individuals depicted in the images.
The Scranton Times-Tribune reports that police also determined Stewart had turned to selling marijuana as a source of additional income.
Stewart was arrested Friday on suspicion of abuse of a corpse and criminal use of a communication facility. She also faces charges of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, harassment and disorderly conduct.
Following her arraignment, she was reportedly released on her own recognizance.
Feature photo: Monroe County Sheriff’s Department