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Tipton funeral director investigated for unburied bodies

Posted at 9:31 PM, Jun 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-21 00:42:41-04

TIPTON — A Tipton funeral director is under investigation for allegedly failing to bury four bodies within a reasonable amount of time.

Indiana State Police began looking into Kevin Porter, the owner and funeral director of Porter Funeral Home, after an inspection from the Indiana Professional Licensing Agency Board found he had an expired funeral director's license.

The inspection also revealed 11 people had not been issued death certificates and four bodies were found in a non-refrigerated area, according to state police. A funeral director is required by the state to have a valid funeral directors license in order to apply for death certificates.

The four bodies found by state police detectives Thursday were released to the Tipton County Coroner's Office.