Sunset Mesa Funeral Directors

Loved ones say funeral home gave them crushed cement instead of remains

Sunset Mesa Funeral Directors in Montrose has been accused in the past of stealing valuables, including gold fillings, from dead bodies.

A Colorado funeral home under investigation for a litany of alleged violations has had its license suspended amid the latest accusations.

According to the Denver Post, among the claims against the business is one family’s complaint that instead of receiving a loved one’s ashes, they got crushed cement.

As CrimeOnline previously reported, the operator of Sunset Mesa Funeral Directors in Montrose has been accused in the past of stealing valuables, including gold fillings, from dead bodies. The money was allegedly used to fund personal expenses including a trip to Disneyland.

The latest complaints were among at least nine filed against the funeral home since 2014, each of which was reportedly included in the suspension order issued by state regulators.

Looks like your disrespect of the deceased putting money in your own pocket is really going to pay off huh? What a psychotic old bag.

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Cremation was also at the center of other claims, including family members of one individual who said the business told them the remains could not be found.

They say that when they finally received the ashes, they weighed less than expected and contained material — including pieces of a watch and a zipper — that they say the deceased family member was not wearing.

Several other complaints included procedures such as cremation or embalming allegedly performed without permission of the family.

Sunset Mesa Funeral Directors was the scene of an FBI raid earlier this month, according to the Post.

While the bureau has not confirmed any evidence its agents retrieved at the scene, the order suspending its license indicates investigators found bags of cement inside of the business.

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