Two funeral directors left a woman's body in a recovery van without refrigeration so they could attend a Rock n Roll festival.
The family of Judith Newman, whose body was transported without a coffin, is furious after paying $ 6,500 for the services of the directors.
Terry and Shirley Goater, owners of the funeral services of Terry Goater in Moree, in northern New South Wales, left the body in the van and visited the Bingara Orange Festival, which focuses on the Rockabilly era.
Judith Newman's body was left in a car without refrigeration for hours while funeral directors attended a Rockabilly festival
Mr. and Mrs. Goater had already left the body in the van with the air conditioner turned on, but decided to turn it off and attend the festival before transporting the body to an Inverell morgue because they already had plans to go.
Speaking to the Northern Daily Leader, Ms. Goater said: "We had plans for Saturday, so we left the car and left it in the car and then, when we got home, four hours later, we headed to Inverell" , He said.
Shirley Goater says she went to the festival because they already had plans to do it and that, because they had left the air conditioner overnight, her body was in "acceptable condition."
Ms. Newman's body would have been placed in a van not unlike this one, sitting in heat of 17.4 degrees for four hours while the couple attended the Bingara Orange Festival.
Ms. Goater believes that she has not done anything wrong, saying that the body remained in & # 39; been A & # 39;
"You are allowed to maintain a body for eight hours without refrigeration," he said.
Ms. Newman's family was surprised by the owners' decision to leave the body after raising enough money to give Mrs. Newman a respectful funeral.
"You would not treat a dog like that, which I do not understand why it's that they left her in that garden while they were going to a festival," said Mrs. Newman's niece, Dianne Chappell.
"They are shameful people," said Lisa O & # 39; Neile, Mrs. Chappell's daughter-in-law.
Speaking to Daily Mail Australia, Ms. O 'Neile said after hearing about the ordeal, they asked for a full refund, but Ms. Goater told them that they would never get it, but that & # 39; would take care of Judith & # 39;
Mr. and Mrs. Goater have retired as funeral directors.