HENDERSON (KTNV) — The license has been suspended for a Henderson funeral household. A lot of individuals, such as a community lady we spoke with, are trying to determine out how to declare the remains of their cherished kinds. 13 Action Information contacted the federal government company in cost to get some answers.
“I was physically ill. I suggest, I was just sick,” mentioned Dawn Bornheimer. She’s now working with tragedy about the dying of her granddaughter, Skye.
“She was born deceased,” Bornheimer stated.
Now she’s working with disturbing photos from Hites Funeral House on West Sunset Street in Henderson. Shots demonstrating body luggage plainly stacked on one particular a further.
“Oh my God! What does that indicate for me?” asked Bornheimer.
Hites presently has Skye’s remains. Bornheimer states she named Hites Funeral Dwelling and couldn’t get any responses. So Bornheimer contacted 13 Motion Information.
We attained out to Hites, then we contacted the condition. We identified out Nevada’s Funeral and Cemetery Providers Board citing the business for storing way too lots of bodies and for also very long. The funeral residence and crematory’s license is now suspended for the future six months.
“Clearly when you shut down a funeral dwelling, you are not able to do that overnight,” stated Jennifer Kandt, the executive director of the Funeral and Cemetery Services Board.
“When I was there on July 22, I was informed there were somewhere around 230 decedents in their treatment,” mentioned Kandt.
Kandt states that selection has long gone down considering the fact that Hites just isn’t taking any more bodies from the coroner’s place of work. She claims Hites Funeral Property has right until this Friday to post a list of all their deceased.
The funeral residence is now concentrating on acquiring remains sent to loved kinds.
“They have 30 times to manage disposition for folks, the place they have a signed and paid contract,” explained Kandt.
All other families will be contacted about transferring remains to a different funeral dwelling. But if you have reached out to Hites and cannot get the assist you are on the lookout for, Kandt claims to call her office environment.
“I can not guarantee that we are going to have all the responses or information and facts that they want, but for factors that we can reply, we totally will check out to do that,” she stated.
Which is accurately what Bornheimer has performed. She contacted Kandt and claims she finally feels like she’s obtaining the aid she requirements.
“She’s likely to make some telephone phone calls for me these days… Jennifer has built me really feel like she’s going to do some thing and assist me,” stated Bornheimer.
Hites will bear an inspection immediately after 6 months in get to see if they’re fit to reopen. You can contact the Funeral and Cemetery Products and services Board at [email protected] or by cellphone at (775) 825-5535.