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January 09, 1986

A onetime mortuary owner who was allegedly responsible for storing six corpses in a Carson storage facility was charged with a misdemeanor violation of state health and safety codes, the Los Angeles County district attorney's office said. Three of the bodies were victims of the 1978 Jonestown mass suicide in Guyana. Authorities said Emmet A. Wardlow, owner of the now-defunct Chambers-Wardlow Mortuaries in Los Angeles and Compton, had stored the bodies in the Carson facility for a year.

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