The Lancaster County Coroner’s office arrived at the request of the district Attorney’s office to pick up several bodies from the Andrew T. Scheid Funeral Home near Millersville Tuesday night.
A black coroner’s van and unmarked black sports utility vehicles were parked outside the funeral home’s Millersville location at 320 Blue Rock Road.
Coroner Stephen Diamantoni confirmed deputy coroners were on scene as of 10:20 p.m. Tuesday.
Diamantoni said his office was contacted by the district attorney’s office to “assume jurisdiction of the decedents at the funeral home.”
Diamantoni said his staff removed the bodies of four people and several cremated remains Tuesday night. He wouldn’t say exactly how many cremated remains, nor the conditions of the bodies, citing a criminal investigation.
The remains are being kept at the county’s morgue.
On Wednesday morning, Lancaster County District Attorney Heather Adams provided the first statement from her office regarding the Andrew T. Scheid Funeral Home since LNP | LancasterOnline first reported state allegations against Scheid on Friday.
She stated the district attorney’s office received information about the funeral home “a period of months ago” and “responded accordingly.”
Additional information about the Andrew T. Scheid Funeral Home came in the past month, she added, but “very recent developments prompted our office, along with Manor Township police, to take investigative action at the funeral home.”
No criminal charges had been filed against Scheid as of Wednesday morning.
Staff writer Dan Nephin contributed to this report.