Funeral home employee found dead hours after accusation of sexual abuse of a corpse

(As originally published with bells and whistles, Tue, January 17th 2023, 3:42 PM EST)

ESCAMBIA COUNTY, Fla. (TND) — A Florida funeral home worker has been found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, hours after a co-worker allegedly caught him sexually abusing a corpse.

The unusual turn of events took place Tuesday morning.

The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office told WEAR a funeral home employee called them to report walking in on the co-worker sexually abusing a corpse.

The act is alleged to have taken place at this funeral home, Tuesday morning, Jan. 17, 2023. (WEAR)

Deputies got to the Oak Lawn Funeral Home near Pensacola, but the person who was accused had left.

Later in the morning, deputies found the suspect’s vehicle at an intersection.

The sheriff’s office said the suspect was found dead near the vehicle with a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

The name of that person has not been released.

Neither has information on the victim of the alleged abuse.

An investigation is now underway to uncover exactly what happened.

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