New charges for funeral director after bodies found in garage

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A former Philadelphia funeral director, found with three decomposing bodies sitting in her garage, is now facing more charges.

A former Philadelphia funeral director, found with three decomposing bodies sitting in her garage, is now facing more charges.

Janet Powell Dailey was arrested and charged after three decomposing bodies were found in her garage back in August.

But now Dailey stands accused of failing to provide a tombstone that was paid for.

On Monday she was charged with more counts, including theft and deception.

Dailey's funeral director license has since been revoked, as was the license for her business Powell Mortuary Services.

Police were called in August to the garage adjacent to Powell Funeral Home after neighbors investigating a foul odor stumbled upon the bodies. One was in a coffin and two others were in cardboard body boxes.

Investigators say the three bodies were left in the hot, dingy garage for an extended period of time after being dropped off by a nursing home to the funeral home around the corner.
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