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Mich. man indicted on Ohio corpse abuse charge

AP Wire • Jul 21, 2015 at 11:27 AM

Lawrence Clement of Temperance was indicted Tuesday in Lucas County. The 57-year-old has been fired from H.H. Birkenkamp Funeral Home in Toledo since the allegations surfaced.

The son of a 51-year-old woman who died of multiple organ failure has said he and his sister were told earlier this month that the body was mistreated and another funeral home employee witnessed the fondling.

The Ohio Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors said the funeral home contacted the board about the matter.

A telephone message left for Clement’s attorney before business hours Wednesday wasn’t immediately returned.

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