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Funeral Director Loses License After Decomposing Bodies Found in Garage

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    Philly Funeral Director Loses License

    Janet Powell Dailey's license was revoked as she stands accused of leaving three decomposed bodies in a garage. (Published Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016)

    A Philadelphia funeral director who was arrested and charged after three decomposing bodies were found in her garage has had her license revoked.

    The state Board of Funeral Directors announced Tuesday that Janet Powell Dailey's funeral director and supervisor licenses have been revoked, as was the license for her business Powell Mortuary Services.

    The board said in its decision that Dailey "failed to fulfill one of the most fundamental responsibilities that a licensee has, to treat the deceased with dignity and respect."

    Police were called in August to the garage adjacent to Powell Funeral Home after neighbors investigating a foul odor stumbled upon the bodies. One was in a coffin and two others were in cardboard body boxes.

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    Dailey was taken into custody in November. Her son told the Philadelphia Inquirer that the bodies wound up in the garage over a "misunderstanding" and defended her as a solid businesswoman.