SMH… God bless the dead.
New details have emerged about the condition of the bodies found at a Texas mortuary home where abandoned bodies were discovered earlier this week.
According to NY Daily News reports:
Eight bodies found at the Johnson Family Mortuary in Fort Worth were in varying states of decay, from melting to mummification, and included an infant and a child, according to arrest warrant documents filed against two funeral home managers.
One corpse was mummified inside a casket, and another was found wrapped in a sheet on a coffee table. The infant’s remains were found melted into a canister and had been at the mortuary for two years, the affidavits said, according to The Dallas Morning News.
Investigators said they smelled “the odor of decaying flesh ” from the parking lot. Inside, they found insects had infested some of the bodies. Two were not embalmed. Others were on gurneys with bodily fluids dripping into buckets, it was revealed Wednesday.
Rachel Johnson, 35, the wife of co-owner Dondre Johnson, was arrested last week, along with her husband. They are free on bail pending trial on charges of abusing corpses.
The Lifetime cable network said Friday it would not air a reality show titled “Good Grief” based on the Johnson family and their lavish funeral services, some of which included dancing pall bearers and hip hop music.
Their dynasty came to an end last week when police were summoned after the mortuary’s landlord came to inspect the building. He had evicted the Johnsons weeks before. Inside, he found the rotting bodies and no sign of the Johnsons.
At the time, Dondre Johnson said the whole incident was “a misunderstanding.”
Dondre Johnson and his twin brother Derrick were local celebrities known as “The Twins.” They were known for dressing up in tails and bowties as they presided over funerals. Derrick Johnson was not involved in mishandling the bodies, according to reports…
Obviously canceling the reality show was the right move. How much time do you think they should do for this heinous crime?