-Police investigated on Wednesday after neighbors reported a foul smell and seeing bodies being loaded in
-Police found about 50 bodies being stored in each of the trucks, which were not refrigerated
-The facility said it was forced to store bodies in the trucks when its freezer broke
-No criminal charges were brought but the funeral home has been cited for failure to control the smell
-Funeral homes across the have been overwhelmed in recent weeks amid the coronavirus pandemic
Police discovered 100 bodies stacked in un-refrigerated trucks outside a funeral home in Brooklyn Wednesday after police responded to 911 complaints from neighbors who had been complaining for weeks about the smell.
Authorities found two un-refrigerated U-Haul box trucks being used to store the bodies outside of Andrew T. Cleckley Funeral Home in Flatlands after neighbors filmed body bags being dragged into them in recent days.
There were as many as 50 corpses being stored in each truck, according to ABC News, as the facility struggled to keep up with the overwhelming surge of bodies due to the coronavirus outbreak.
Police found the bodies in various stages of decomposition.
The owner told city officials that its freezer had stopped working and they were forced to use the trucks as storage while bodies awaited burial or cremation.