Police searched the Return to Nature funeral home after receiving reports of an "abhorrent smell." The owners are now facing charges of theft, forgery, money laundering and the abuse of a corpse.
A portion of the trailblazing actor's ashes will travel to deep space later this year. Along for the journey are remains of the show's creator and another star from the series.
Macon-Bibb County is hoping to find people to accept 166 sets of human ashes that remain unclaimed in county archives ahead of a ceremony to disperse them later this year.
Air quality limits on cremations are temporarily suspended in Los Angeles because of increased demand due to COVID-19. Officials say the death rate is now more than double that of pre-pandemic years.