We really need a FLA tag. ‘Flies were throughout the building’: 16 decomposing bodies found at Fla. funeral home Felicia Boesch and Gregory Dunphy were arrested Sunday after 16 bodies were found decomposing in a Callaway, Fla., funeral home. (Bay County Sheriff’s Office) When authorities arrived at Brock’s Home Town Funeral Home in Callaway, Fla., on Sunday afternoon, they opened the door only to be greeted by the overpowering odor of death. And when they ventured inside, they encountered a scene even worse than the stench. “Investigators counted six bodies being kept in the main part of the funeral home with no refrigeration at all,” the Bay County Sheriff’s Office said in a press release. Ten more were decomposing inside a “cooler” that was actually a balmy 62 degrees. “None of the bodies had been embalmed. Those remains whose families requested cremation had not been cremated,” the sheriff’s office said. “Flies were throughout the building.” Authorities arrested funeral director Gregory Dunphy along with the mortuary’s manager, Felicia Boesch. They have been charged with six and ten counts of unlawful preservation and storage of human remains, respectively. The horrific find has shocked authorities in the small panhandle city. “I’m not aware of us having a situation like this before,” Sheriff Tommy Ford told WJHG. “The funeral home industry in Bay County is very professional and it appears that this particular funeral home was having some business and financial issues.” The grim discovery has also outraged families who were led to believe their loved ones would be looked after. “We were told our grandmother was already cremated and we were just waiting on a special ordered urn to arrive,” Shannon Dougherty Bailey wrote on Facebook. “Instead her body was rotting away in a freezer.” Dunphy, 64, blamed the situation on Boesch, 39, whose father owns the funeral home, according to authorities. “I had no say or hand in anything,” he told WJHG. “A couple times she said, ‘I’ll be in tonight, I’ll do cremations and make those remains go in the proper temperature-controlled area.’ And I have to rely on her as a person of integrity to live up to her word, which obviously she did not.” Dunphy also claimed that he was the one who tipped off authorities. Authorities contest both those claims, saying it was someone else who notified them of the decomposing bodies, although they admit Dunphy is cooperating with the investigation. “These charges were appropriate because of the time that the bodies had been there and he hadn’t done anything to try to rectify that,” Bay County Sheriff’s Office Maj. Jimmy Stanford told WJHG. “So because of that time, even if he had have called it in, he would have been charged.” Boesch could not immediately be reached for comment Thursday morning. She has declined to speak to local media. According to the sheriff’s office, Boesch “stated she did perform some cremations and then declined to answer additional questions.” Dunphy said he only recently started working for Brock’s. “Felicia … asked me about three weeks ago to come over and babysit the funeral home while she was gone,” he told WJHG. The trouble began, he said, in the past week, when bodies that were supposed to be cremated began to pile up. “She is the licensed crematory operator. I am not,” he said of Boesch. “I am strictly a licensed funeral director and embalmer.” Dunphy claimed it wasn’t up to him where the bodies were kept and that he didn’t even have access to either the crematorium or the “cooler,” a refrigerated room where bodies that have not been embalmed must be stored according to state law. “Just this last week things came to a head,” he told WJHG. “I went to her, as an employee to the manager, and said, ‘Hey, this situation needs to be rectified. And she said she would try to go to Alabama where her dad has cemeteries and try to get body bags or supplies and would be getting gas so the cremations could be performed. And those remains where she had had somebody placed in the chapel would be going into the refrigerated area as the cremations took place …” “Turns out, she did not get gas … for the [furnace] to operate and because of that her refrigerated area became full,” he said. “She was responsible for the placement of the remains within the funeral home.” As the bodies piled up in the hallway and began to bloat, Dunphy felt “trapped,” since calling authorities would shut down the funeral home and cost him his job, he said.