Follow Up: Grandmother’s remains found inside self-storage unit in Florida’s Tampa Bay area
A woman’s body found in a Clearwater, Fla., storage unit may have been stored there 17 years ago, WTSP in Tampa reports.
When Ann Bunch died in 1995, the family had her body prepared for burial at a funeral home in Alabama but then ran out of money, according to News Channel 8 in Tampa.
Bunch’s daughter, Bobbie Barnett Hancock, decided to place the body in a special container in a unit at U-Stor Self Storage in Clearwater. As Hancock was dying of cancer last year, she told her daughter, Rebecca Ann Fancher, what she had done. Fancher is Bunch’s granddaughter.
“She started telling me what she’d done about a month before she died in August,” Fancher, 54, of Clearwater told News Channel 8.
After the manager of the storage facility warned that the contents of the storage unit would be auctioned off for non-payment of rent, Fancher admitted to him that the unit contained a body, News Channel 8 reports.
Police found skeletal remains inside the storage unit, and those remains have been sent to a funeral and cremation services business in the area, according to the news organization.
Fancher is not expected to face criminal charges, WTSP reports.