Funeral home’s license suspended — a rarity in an industry with lax oversight

Last month, the Nevada State Funeral Board director visited a mortuary, only to encounter bodies stacked atop one another, sheeting soaked with blood, and a corpse stored outside of refrigeration, warm to the touch.

The Henderson mortuary, Hites Funeral Home and Cremation Service, had been on the board’s radar for years before the gruesome discovery. But, as is relatively common for board cases, it hadn’t faced very harsh penalties for violating state law — that is, until Tuesday. And Hites’ involvement in the city was far-reaching: The funeral home hadn’t just worked with private families opting to use their care, but had public contracts with Clark County.

As early as 2019, the board was aware of serious concerns about Hites. Hites had mistreated indigent decedents, the board had concluded: The mortuary had mishandled bodies whose dispositions were paid for by Clark County Social Services. The county pays for the

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Henderson funeral residence license suspension prompts fears

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The license suspension at Hites funeral dwelling in Henderson has prompted other individuals to increase issues about assistance prior to the declared suspension.

8 News Now spoke with Tanya Soleto who was planing her mother’s funeral by means of Casa De Paz funeral providers. Soleto suggests she was beneath the impact her mother’s stays were being despatched to Hites funeral home.

Right after she heard the news of the suspension she claimed she wished to make some changes.

But it wasn’t till she identified as Casa De Paz that she found out the remains had been despatched somewhere else.

“Right now I am harm,” suggests Soleto. “They just explained that she was at another facility where they would take care of her with dignity and honor,” she adds.

Casa De Paz suggests they in no way despatched her mom to Hites funeral residence main to a

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