Kevin Porter, the director of Porter Funeral Home in Tipton, took his own life Thursday night after it was revealed that the Indiana State Police is investigating allegations that he did not properly bury at least four bodies within a reasonable time.
Further information about his death was not available.
According to a Thursday evening ISP press release, an inspection conducted earlier this month by the Indiana Professional Licensing Agency Board of Porter Funeral Home, located at 726 East North St., in Tipton, revealed that Kevin Porter, the owner of the funeral home, had an expired funeral director's license, 11 decedents had not been issued death certificates and had four dead bodies in a non-refrigerated area.
Indiana law states that dead bodies must be buried in a established cemetery, a mausoleum, a garden crypt or a columbarium within a "reasonable time." State law also requires a director's license in order to apply for a death certificate.
On Thursday, according to the release, detectives from the ISP served a warrant to search the funeral home, and they found four bodies in the business. The bodies were released to the Tipton County Coroner's Office for proper disposition.
The release does not state how long police believe the bodies to have been sitting in an non-refrigerated area in the funeral home, nor does it state that any charges have been filed in connection to the investigation.
This story will be updated.