Jeffersonville Funeral Director’s License Suspended Following Discovery of Decomposed Bodies

Attorney General Todd Rokita has obtained the emergency license suspension of a Jeffersonville funeral director after police found 31 decomposing bodies improperly stored at a funeral home.

Randy Ray Lankford agreed Friday to surrender licenses for himself and his facility, Lankford Funeral Home and Family Center.

The State Board of Funeral and Cemetery Service approved the suspensions Thursday.

The licenses are suspended indefinitely.

On July 1st, Jeffersonville police discovered the 31 unrefrigerated corpses in body bags throughout the funeral home in various stages of decomposition.

Some of the bodies had been kept there for an extended period, with at least one of them having been there since March.

The officers also found the cremated remains of 17 individuals.