A funeral home director in Lancaster County was arrested Friday after four decomposing bodies were discovered in the basement of his facility.
Police said they found the untreated bodies at the Gundel Funeral Home in Conestoga. The owner, Benjamin Siar, faces charges of theft by deception and abuse of a corpse and is being held on $250,000 bail.
Investigators said Siar received more than $13,000 in payment for funeral and cremation services for the neglected bodies.
The remains have been taken to Lancaster County's forensic center for examination.
Thursday weather looks damp and stormy. It will be mild and muggy to start with spotty showers early followed by afternoon and evening storms. Highs in the upper 70s with winds out of the SW 5-10 mph. Some of the storms will produce locally heavy rain and gusty winds.
This system is from the same cold front that caused the midwest tornadoes. It will also usher in cooler air for the holiday weekend.