It's Ghastly! Discarded Corpses Rock Tiny Georgia Town
Law enforcement vehicles are parked beside a stone sign marking the way to the Tri-State Crematory in Noble, Ga. Saturday.
NOBLE, Ga. Â â€”Â The residents of this tiny Southern town expected their loved ones to rest in peace.Â
Instead, the families of at least 97 people who had died in the past few years discovered their worst fears had come true: The bodies were left to rot in the woods or were stacked in sheds like logs on the grounds of a crematorium near this northwestern Georgia town.Â
"They just piled them on top and then piled more on top. And then they just left them," Dr. Kris Sperry, Georgia's chief medical examiner, said. "I wish we had a good explanation for this, but we don't."
The discoveries began Friday when a woman walking her dog found a skull in this hamlet about 25 miles south of Chattanooga, Tenn.Â