Keith Belgrove, head of the Association for Funeral Professionals, says the father of the four children murdered in Guanapo should take legal action, after the bodies of four of his children were decayed while being kept by a funeral home.
Faith Peterkin, 10, Arianna Peterkin, 14, Shane Peterkin, 17, and Tiffany Peterkin, 19, who were killed in their Heights of Guanapo home by gunmen on September 21st.
However, days later, their father Shawn Peterkin reported to media on Wednesday, that his four children’s bodies were so decomposed that all four would have to be put in closed caskets for their funeral on Friday.
Belgrove said police are to blame for the state of the bodies
“They have to address that to the police because the police was working through an agent- an agent they did not exercise due diligence in selecting.”
He also said some funeral homes are unequipped to handle these kinds of cadavers, and the police often do not check before issuing permission letters.
Calling for a meeting with Police Commissioner Erla Harewood-Christopher, Belgrove said there needs to be regulations for selecting funeral homes to store the bodies of victims of crime.