Megan Hess

Body Bags: A Funeral Home of Horrors – Megan Hess and Shirley Koch

Megan Hess, a former owner of the Colorado funeral home, Sunset Mesa, has pleaded guilty to secretly dissecting corpses and selling body parts without consent from relatives of the deceased.

Hess and her mother, Shirley Koch, launched a non-profit donor service organization in 2009. They forged dozens of body donor consent forms and sold the body parts for profit. They have both been convicted and sentenced for their crimes.

In this episode of “Body Bags,” forensics expert Joseph Scott Morgan and special guest co-host Dave Mack discuss the purpose of funeral homes, how one decides what is done with a loved one’s remains, the legal procedures for deciding what is done with bodily remains, using bodies for medical purposes, and much more.

Additional Reading:

Funeral Home Directors Sentenced to Prison for Illegal Body Part Scheme

[Feature Photo: Megan Hess/Police Handout]