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FBI searches Montrose funeral home and human body parts business – The Denver Post

FBI agents on Tuesday searched a Montrose funeral home whose owner also operates a business in the same building that sells human body parts.

The Montrose Daily Press reported around noon that FBI agents were on scene at Sunset Mesa Funeral Directors. Montrose Police Commander Gene Lillard confirmed the search to The Denver Post, saying that Montrose police officers helped provide security while Montrose detectives assisted in the search. But he said the search occurred entirely “under the jurisdiction of the FBI,” and all evidence seized was in FBI custody.

A reporter from Grand Junction television station KKCO 11 News posted a photo on Twitter showing a large, black truck parked directly in front of the funeral home’s entrance, with a man in what appears to be an FBI windbreaker standing next to it.

FBI spokeswoman Amy Sanders told the Associated Press that agents had a court-authorized search warrant but released no additional details about the investigation. She said no one was arrested during Tuesday’s search.

Sunset Mesa Funeral Directors and the body-parts broker, which is called Donor Services Inc., together form a business unlike any other. An extensive investigation by the Reuters news agency found no other body broker in America that shares space with a funeral home.

Body brokers take donated cadavers and sell parts to educational or medical research facilities. In price lists viewed by Reuters reporters, Donor Services charged $500 for a human head or $1,000 for a torso. Reuters also spoke to one former employee who said the mother of the businesses’ owner boasted of selling gold teeth extracted from cadavers to pay for a vacation.

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