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North Carolina investigators have determined a Hendersonville funeral home misplaced bodies and the cremated ashes of some people. North Carolina investigators have determined a Hendersonville funeral home misplaced bodies and the cremated ashes of some people.
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Investigators: NC Funeral Home Misplaced Bodies - August 28, 2013

North Carolina investigators have determined a Hendersonville funeral home misplaced bodies and the cremated ashes of some people.

The Times-News of Hendersonville reported the ashes of some people were substituted for others. Some remains were found weeks later in an impounded car.

State investigators say South Park and its officials either failed to return or failed to document the return of the cremated remains of at least 26 people. Some pre-payments for burials were misappropriated.

South Park owner Richard Jarrett Mosley is charged with forgery and writing checks on a closed account. Mosley faces 22 counts in Henderson County and 14 counts of bank fraud or obtaining property by false pretenses in Spartanburg County, S.C.

The findings are in a consent order by the state Board of Funeral Service.

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Investigators Look For Missing Man's Remains, Funeral Home Shut Down - March 21, 2013

The remains of a man that a Henderson County family was seeking from a closed funeral home have been found in Fountain Inn.

William Suggs tells 7 On Your Side authorities found the ashes of his father at a funeral home in Greenville County. William Suggs paid $700 to South Park Funeral and Creamation Service in January to cremate his father.

Richard Mosley - the business owner - was arrested later by Hendersonville Police and the business was shut down.

The North Carolina Board of Funeral Service seized all of the property, but those remains weren't found.

The ashes were found Wednesday and returned to Suggs.

Mosley faces 19 felony charges including obtaining property by false pretense and writing bad checks.

Police Investigate Complaints Against Funeral Home - March 20, 2013

The Hendersonville Police Department is investigating several complaints over the former South Park Funeral Service. This after a man said his father's remains were never cremated, and his body, is now missing.

Cops have been speaking with former patrons and trying to determine if any criminal laws were violated.

Officers and the North Carolina Board of Funeral Service is following your tips, to locate and return the cremains to individuals' families.

Anyone who has concerns about South Park Funeral Service should contact the North Carolina Board of Funeral Service at (919)-733-9380 or www.ncbfs.org

Hendersonville Funeral Home Owner Under Investigation - March 19, 2013

The owner for South Park Funeral and Cremation Service is currently being investigated by local and state officials.

"I trusted him," says William Suggs.  "I had faith."

William Suggs paid $760 for his father to be cremated and copies of the death certificate back in mid-January.

"He said these things take time," Suggs said.

Suggs says he followed-up with the owner Richard Mosely several times.

He said wasn't too concerned about how long the process was taking since his father's memorial service wasn't scheduled until late Spring.

But last week, Suggs learned Mosely's business was shut down.  The property owner evicted Mosley for failure to pay rent.

The North Carolina Board of Funeral Service says investigators seized everything inside the business.  Sugg's father's remains did not turn up.

 

"I don't believe he was even cremated, and I feel his body was dumped somewhere," Suggs said.

Investigators are currently trying to locate the remains.  The agency is also working with three other complainants.

Hendersonville Police say Mosely was arrested Monday on unrelated charges.

He's facing 19 different charges, including: obtaining property by false pretense, attempt to obtain property by false pretense and felony worthless check.

In the meantime, Mosely's business remains closed.

"I don't think we will ever get closure on this on," Suggs said.

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