The state has shut down a funeral home in Petoskey over allegations the home has unsanitary conditions, and bodies were found in a garage. The owner says everything is fine, and he expects to get his license back.
According to 0&10 News:
"The Charles G. Parks funeral home in Petoskey had their license suspended. The license suspension is stated to go into effect March 9.
Inspectors with licensing and regulatory affairs say they found unsanitary conditions and potential fraud. But funeral home owner Charles Parks Jr. denies most of those claims.
“Given the condition of things when our inspector and auditors were on sight, we knew that we needed to take immediate action,” Julia Dale, bureau director for LARA-CSCL said.
“We found dirty stinks, tools that were stacked that were clearly dirty and unsanitized, even a rusty machete, the garbage receptacles were overflowed on the floor,” Dale said...
Charles admits it’s more of a case of clutter than contempt
“I had quite a few services right in a row and I hadn’t got to cleaning yet, but it was not that bad,” Charles said.
The state report said there were embalmed bodies inside a garage, but Charles claims they were securely stored.
“Nothing out of the ordinary for myself or I’m pretty sure other funeral homes, weather conditions this time of the year you have to wait,” he said."