Ohio EPA says infectious waste bags found at cemetery

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say biohazard bags containing trash and apparent dried blood from a closed funeral home were found last fall at a cemetery in northwestern Ohio.

Investigators are seeking the public’s help in determining who’s responsible.

The state Environmental Protection Agency says about a dozen bags of infectious waste were found at Toledo’s Forest Cemetery last October.

An investigation revealed the waste came from Tate Funeral Services. A state spokesman says no body parts were found.

The EPA has released video showing a pickup truck entering the cemetery with the bags.

Former funeral home director Robert Tate, Jr. pleaded no contest to corpse abuse charges last year after 11 decaying bodies were found at the funeral home. He was sentenced to a week in jail.

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