This past Monday, the Sunset Mesa funeral home was shut down by the Office of Funeral Home and Crematory Registration after it was discovered that they were giving back “cremated remains” that were cement powder, not human ashes.
Various reports from former employees of Sunset Mesa led the FBI to conduct a raid on the Colorado business last week. They found bags upon bags of cement in the funeral home’s back rooms.
Sunset Mesa’s owner Megan Hess also runs a body broker operation, Donor Services out of the same building. Former employees have relayed the graphic extent to which donated bodies there were dismembered and sold (which might just hint at where the missing cadavers from the next door crematorium went). Once again, family members have been duped by a funeral home while the remains of the dead are profited off of and transported around the world in the mysterious market of cadaver relocation.
The phone number and website for Sunset Mesa is down, and mysteriously, so is that of Donor Services, even though the Office of Funeral Home and Crematory Registration maintained that it did not shut down the donation operation as it’s out of their purview.
Hess’ lawyer has asked not to be contacted further, but we’ll be keeping tabs on what ends up happening to her. Let’s face it, the real crime here is her haircut.