A formal investigation of Rose City Cemetery and Funeral Home in Portland, OR is under way regarding allegations of racism and severe unethical behavior by its General Manager, Michael J. Orcutt. Allegations of racists comments to the deceased and corpse abuse towards the African - American and Caucasian community are included. "Verbal abuse and. . . using broom handles on deceased and kissing the deceased, rubbing breasts and imitating oral sex with a corpse" are included in the investigation.
This investigation falls under the Oregon Mortaury and Cemetery code of violations ORS 166.085 and 166.087 of abuse of a corpse and unethical behavior. Rose City Cemetery and Funeral Home is located at 5625 NE Fremont St in Portland, OR They can be reached at (503) 281-3821 or (503) 281-6705. Any complaints regarding Rose City Cemetery and Funeral Home should be directed to the Oregon Mortuary and Cemetery Board at (503) 731-4040 ext. 23. Lynne Nelson is the surpervisory investigator.
Michael J. Orcutt and Rose City Cemetery and Funeral Home declined to comment.