No Charges in Mix-Up of 3 Bodies at Springfield Mortuary
The Greene County Prosecutor will not charge anyone in a case involving the mix up of three bodies at a Springfield mortuary.
The Springfield News-Leader reports that in 2014 a body that was supposed to be cremated was instead buried. The body matching that grave was placed in another. A body that was supposed to be in the second grave was cremated.
Prosecutors sought to determine if Springfield Mortuary owner Brian Simmons deliberately provided false information about the bodies.
Chief Assistant Prosecutor Todd Myers said in a memo this week that the office could not prove beyond a reasonable doubt that Simmons knowingly provided false information about the bodies.
The issue became public in September when two graves were opened after a former mortuary employee reported the mix up.