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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
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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.

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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.

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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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