Miles Harford : “30 Cremated Remains Found at Denver House”

A former funeral home owner in Denver is currently on the run from the law after human remains were discovered at his former residence. The Denver Police Department has issued an arrest warrant for 33-year-old Miles Harford on charges of abuse of a corpse, forgery, and theft. The unsettling discovery was made when investigators found the remains of a woman, as well as the cremated remains of more than two dozen individuals, on a property from which Harford had been evicted.

The investigation took a grim turn on February 6 when police and officials from the Denver Office of the Medical Examiner were called to a house on South Quitman Street following reports of a suspicious incident. The homeowner, who was in the process of cleaning the property after Harford’s eviction, stumbled upon boxes of cremated remains hidden in a crawlspace. Nearly three dozen temporary urns were found on the premises, with some of them being empty.

Further inspection revealed that a hearse parked at the house contained the body of a deceased 63-year-old woman, who had passed away from natural causes in August 2022. Authorities suspect that the body had been stored in the hearse since shortly after the woman’s death. The family of the deceased woman, Christina Rosales, revealed that Harford had given them what they believed to be her cremated remains, only to discover that they belonged to someone else.

In a heartbreaking twist, George Rosales, Christina’s husband, expressed his shock and disappointment, stating that his wife deserved a proper send-off and not to be left in the back of a car covered with a blanket. Police also found six more urns in a U-Haul parked outside the house, bringing the total number of recovered remains to at least 30 individuals who passed away between 2012 and 2021.

Investigators are now working diligently to identify the remains and return them to their respective families. The Denver Police Department is urging clients of the closed Apollo Funeral and Cremation Services to come forward if they did not receive the remains of a loved one or have any concerns about the funeral home’s practices. Despite the challenges posed by the cremation process on DNA testing, authorities are determined to bring closure to the affected families. If you have any information related to this case, please reach out to the Metro Denver Crime Stoppers to assist in the ongoing investigation.

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