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Urns full of cremated human remains seized from professional guardian's office

Multiple state agencies involved in investigation
Posted: 6:47 PM, Aug 07, 2019
Updated: 2019-08-07 18:48:34-04

ORLANDO, Fla. — Authorities discovered several urns full of cremated remains inside the office of a professional guardian who is under investigation for causing the death of a man in her care, authorities say.

The I-Team confirmed today that authorities found the cremated remains of nine people and ashes of what investigators believe is a dog in the office of Rebecca Fierle during a warrant search last week.


We tried to speak with Fierle outside a Hillsborough County court last month but she wouldn't answer any of our questions.

Investigators are now trying to identify the cremated remains found in her office.


It's not clear who those remains belong to, how those people died or how long they've been in her office, according to the Florida Attorney General’s Office. They are conducting a criminal investigation of Fierle, along with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.

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Fierle is accused of causing the death of a man who was under her care by issuing a "Do Not Resuscitate" order without permission from the ward, their families or the court.

A spokesperson for the attorney general's office calling it a "very active criminal investigation."

The state agency that oversees funeral homes has been contacted to assist in the investigation.

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