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. ¬†‚ÄĒ¬†The residents of this tiny Southern town expected their loved ones to rest in peace.¬†
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.¬†
"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.¬†