State shuts down Montrose funeral home

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MONTROSE, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT)-- The State of Colorado has shut down a Montrose funeral home following an investigation.

According to the Montrose Daily Press, the state has been conducting its own investigation involving Sunset Mesa Funeral Directors. The state suspended the company's license after nine complaints were filed against them.

An order from the state shows that, in one case, the ashes of family's loved ones turned out to be a concrete mixture.

The suspension comes just a week after the FBI searched the property in Montrose, although they would not comment on what they were looking for inside. The Montrose County Coroner also took the business off of their rotation.

Allegations surfaced in January about the owner selling body parts. Megan Hess does run a side business out of the same building call donor services, which reportedly involves obtaining donated bodies for medical research.

Hess released a statement last month calling the news reports 'fake news.'

A search for the funeral home online resulted in a broken website. Their phone has also reportedly been disconnected.

The order from the state says there will be disciplinary proceedings to decide if there should be any further action against the business. In the meantime, Sunset Mesa Funeral directors cannot take part in any funeral or cremation work.

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