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RETURN OF THE BODY SNATCHERS: FIRM WITH HISTORY OF GRAVE DESECRATIONS OWNS 10 CEMETERIES & FUNERAL HOMES IN SAN DIEGO COUNTY

 

By Miriam Raftery, Editor
East County Magazine
 

September 11, 2009 (San Diego) –Tonight, CNN reports that hundreds of graves were allegedly desecrated to make room for more remains in a Los Angeles cemetery, where employees are accused of ripping up concrete vaults with backhoes, shattering caskets and discarding body parts including a human skull. The story had a sickening sense of déjà vu for me—since I’ve previously reported on the cemetery owner, Service Corporation International (SCI). This now-infamous company has been involved in body-dumping scandals in multiple states and also handled bodies during Hurricane Katrina. SCI owns 2,000 cemeteries and funeral homes across the nation, including 10 right here in San Diego County. (see list at the end of this story).

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