Denver's Channel 7 is also asking questions about the Colorado funeral industry's lack of oversight. About six weeks after “Deathly Horrors” ran in the Rocky Mountain Chronicle, investigator Tony Kovaleski tells the story of a man who allegedly received an urn full of ashes that were not his mother's.
“I feel beyond a shadow of a doubt that those are not my mom’s ashes,” Randy Goddard, who has filed a lawsuit against Aspen Mortuaries, tells the ABC television affiliate.
Aspen Mortuaries denies Goddard’s allegations.
When the Chronicle story ran, Goddard wasn’t ready to speak to the press. His story was told through legal filings. The Chronicle also highlighted criminal cases (http://www.rmchronicle.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1445&Itemid=61 and http://www.csindy.com/csindy/current/news.html).
Here’s the link to Channel 7's initial story:
BONUS: If you click below, you can view the Web video I created for this story about six weeks ago when the Chronicle story ran (Note: Rep. Debbie Stafford was a Republican at the time I, but is now a Democrat).