Jan 14, 2022

HARDIN ASHES UPD


HARDIN ASHES UPD 

AN OHIO MAN ACCUSED OF RUNNING ILLEGAL FUNERAL OPERATIONS IN SOME OF OHIO'S LARGEST CITIES IS NOW EMBROILED IN A NEW CHAPTER OF THE SCANDAL, AFTER REMAINS WERE FOUND AT A CHURCH HE ONCE LED. 
INVESTIGATORS ARE WORKING TO RETURN ASHES TO FAMILY MEMBERS AFTER SOURCES SAY THEY WERE DISCOVERED AT AN AKRON CHURCH. THE REMAINS OF 90 PEOPLE WERE FOUND IN THE BUILDING - AND 12 OF THEM WERE CHILDREN. INVESTIGATORS TELL US THE FORMER PASTOR OF THE CHURCH WAS SHAWNTE HARDIN. YOU'LL REMEMBER - HE IS THE MAN CHARGED WITH RUNNING AN ILLEGAL FUNERAL HOME AND ABUSE OF A CORPSE. HARDIN HAS PLEADED NOT GUILTY. IN A STATEMENT FROM HARDIN'S ATTORNEY, HE SAYS THIS WAS IN ORDER TO PRESERVE THE ASHES PROPERLY.


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