FBI seeking victims of Sunset Mesa funeral home in Montrose

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The FBI is seeking information from potential victims of a Colorado funeral home after complaints that families did not receive the cremains of their loved ones, or received dry cement instead.

Federal agents raided Sunset Mesa Funeral Directors in Montrose earlier this month and the state has shut it down for several alleged violations including cremating and embalming bodies without permission.

No charges have been filed.

Anyone who believes they may be a victim or who has information is asked to email contact information to sunsetmesa@fbi.gov for a link to the questionnaire once it is available online. FBI Denver officials say individuals they believe may have information relevant to the investigation will be contacted.

The FBI will be testing a select set of cremains (ashes) as determined by the investigation. Testing will only determine whether cremains are a foreign substance or from the cremation of a human. Right now, the FBI says it cannot commit to testing all cremains that were received from the individuals in question.

The FBI is working with Colorado Mesa University to find a testing option for other cremains from the public.

Officials say “there is a large amount of information to process and the investigation could take some time.”

For the latest updates, call 1-833-432-4873 and select option 6.

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