Baxter County to open up first morgue

Baxter County to open up first morgue
(Source: KY3)

BAXTER COUNTY, AR (KAIT/KY3) - Baxter County is getting ready to start using their own morgue so that a coroner can conduct death investigations.

According to a report from CNN content partner KY3 in Springfield, MO, the Baxter County coroner has used funeral homes in the past to hold pending investigations.

Coroner Bradley Hays said the new morgue will provide more security than the funeral homes.

Once a cooler is put in the new morgue in Mountain Home, the coroner can start using it.

Officials hope to be using the morgue in about a month.

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