Investigators Say Three To Four Caskets In Number Of Graves

(Bartlett, TN) A man accused of keeping a list of multiple bodies buried in the same graves at Galilee Memorial Gardens was in court Monday to face theft and corpse abuse charges.

Corey Taylor's arrest comes more than two months after Jemar Lambert, the owner of Galilee Gardens, was locked up on similar charges and the Bartlett Cemetery was closed down by the state.

According to court records, two funeral directors Lambert asked to help him find a missing body at the cemetery told investigators they saw at least one grave with multiple caskets and that Taylor showed them a list indicating there were a number graves in the "Devotion" area that had three or four caskets each.

Funeral director Rodney Williams reported it to the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance back in November.

In an affidavit, he said he believed three people he performed funerals for were all buried together.

Taylor was released from jail Saturday on $5,000 bond.

Galilee Memorial Gardens is also facing a $100 million lawsuit filed by some families with loved ones buried there.

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