The Crematorium Owner Who Made Laziness Terrifying
Imagine, for a moment, that you are a crematorium owner. Now also imagine that your crematorium has just broken. What do you do?
If you said, “Pay to have it fixed,” congratulations—you’re a sane human being. Ray Brent Marsh was evidently neither of those things. When the oven of his Georgia crematorium gave up the ghost in the late 1990s, Marsh decided that it’d be less of a hassle to just secretly bury the corpses in his backyard and give the families urns full of concrete dust so they wouldn’t notice.
That’s right: Marsh was so lazy that he preferred to do the much harder job of digging a pit and burying bodies than the much easier one of picking up the phone and ringing for a crematorium repair guy. He just didn’t just do this once or twice, either. When police finally raided the premises, they found over 320 sets of human remains that had essentially been left to rot. For his epic display of laziness, Marsh was sentenced to 12 years in prison. He’s expected to be released sometime in 2016.
I may be wrong, but it seems to me that it would have made more sense to repair the crematorium, other than bury all those bodies. No one ever said that this man was the sharpest tack in the box, though.
Coffee out on the patio this morning, OK?