FAIRFAX, S.C. - A tip that an Allendale County man had his legs cut off before he was buried led to a grave being dug up and the body examined, Tuesday.
Pending the results of the investigation, criminal charges could be coming to Cave Funeral Services.
When Minister James Hines died and was buried in 2004, there was word that something seriously wrong was done to his body. After years of fighting, family and investigators found out the truth today at the Ritters-Thomson Cemetery behind Revelations Ministries church.
A former Cave employee claimed Hines was too big for the casket he had paid for before his death. Not wanting to pay for a larger casket, the employee said the funeral home had the man's legs cut off so he could fit.
As the top came off and the body was examined, the coroners and investigators determined something wasn't right, but they wouldn't confirm what.
"SLED and the [South Carolina Department of] Licensing investigating...