Mother accuses funeral director of holding baby’s remains for ransom

Mother accuses funeral director of holding baby’s remains for ransom

HOPKINSVILLE, KY (WSMV) – Two grieving families are accusing a funeral director of taking advantage of them after the deaths of their babies. That funeral director is also an elected county coroner.

One of these mothers claims the funeral home essentially held her baby’s remains for ransom, but the funeral director says he did nothing wrong. Still, the mother was so distraught by the dispute she made a heartbreaking call to police for help.

Dispatcher: “911, where is your emergency?”

Mother: “I need a sheriff dispatched to Lamb Funeral Home.”

Dispatcher: “What’s going on at Lamb’s?”

Mother: “They have my baby and won’t release him.”

Just days after delivering a stillborn baby, that grieving mother was on her way to Lamb’s Funeral Home in Hopkinsville, KY, begging a dispatcher for help.

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