Montgomery County setting up county owned morgue

Montgomery county is setting up its first-ever county-owned morgue in response to an increase in drug overdose deaths. Montgomery County Coroner Darren Forman says the county has relied on the Crawfordsville hospital to help store bodies, but its two-space morgue is often filled. He says relying on area funeral homes to help out isn’t ideal. The County Council has approved buying a cooler that can hold up to eight corpses. The new equipment will be installed in a county-owned facility now undergoing renovations.