State closes Findlay funeral home for mishandling corpse


First Posted: 6/15/2010

FINDLAY - State regulators have shut down a funeral home in northwest Ohio after accusing its director of mishandling a corpse and other misdeeds.

The board that licenses funeral homes in Ohio outlined a long list of accusations against Gregory Routson of Routson Funeral Chapel in Findlay.

The panel says he left a body unrefrigerated for 13 days, misappropriated money from memorial contributions and put on the jacket of a dead man in front of the man's family.

Routson says none of the charges are true and that he's being set up by a competitor.

He can ask the state board for a hearing or file an appeal of his license suspensions in court.

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