This was w/o a doubt the BEST true crime i've ever read and I read them alot. What this Funeral Home did to these families loved ones is totally unheard of. I'm seriously re-thinking about being cremated now. Your skin will crawl, your jaw will drop, your heart will beat so fast you'd think you were on a thrill ride. I couldn't put this book down for nothing. This is a page turner and stay up all night read. Not a read for everybody.
He promised to honor the dead, then butchered their bodies and sold the parts. There has to be a 2nd book for this story. I hope I can find it.
"For generations, the Lamb Funeral Home was one of the most respected mortuaries in Pasadena, California. Grieving clients felt comfortable entrusting their dearly departed to Laurienne Lamb Sconce, the attractive granddaughter of its founder, and to her handsome young son David.
"But in 1986, disturbing rumors started to circulate about the Lamb Funeral Home...rumors about David's hired thugs and the bizarre death of Timothy Waters, his hated competitor. About mass body burnings in a secret crematorium. And about the ghoulish mutilation of corpses and the illegal sale of their body parts--including the gold in their teeth!
"Soon, David Sconce's grisly commerce in human flesh became front page news. Pleading guilty to twenty-one felony charges involving the desecration of dead bodies and their remains, Sconce spent four years in prison and is now nearly bankrupt.
"Written by Kathy Braidhill, the Pasadena Star News investigative journalist who covered the case, CHOP SHOP is the chilling true story of the twisted greed and blind ambition that drove David Sconce to commit his unspeakable crimes."