Funeral Home Owners Slapped with Over 200 Felony Charges After Report of Disturbing Smell from Building

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Police in Oklahoma arrested the owners of an abandoned El Paso County, Colorado, funeral home, where 190 decomposing human remains were discovered on Nov. 8.

The couple, Jon and Carie Hallford, were arrested while on the run from law enforcement on charges of abuse of a corpse, theft, money laundering, and forgery, according to reporting from KRDO-TV.

Jon Hallford faces 200 felony charges related to the handling of the corpses in his funeral home, KXRM-TV reported.

Carie Hallford appeared before the District Court in Colorado Springs for an advisement hearing on Wednesday via video, KRDO-TV and NBC News reported.

Jon was transferred to the El Paso County Jail that day, according to KRDO-TV.

The couple were hit with the aforementioned charges a month earlier after police examined the Return to Nature funeral home’s premises in Penrose following reports of an “abhorrent smell,” The Daily Mail reported.

There, investigators uncovered 190 sets of dead remains — some as old as four years — at the premises, according to reporting from the outlet.

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