News Release | Monroe County Office of the District Attorney

Funeral Director facing additional charges for tampering with evidence

October 2, 2017

On October 2, 2017, Monroe County District Attorney detective Kim Lippincott filed additional charges against ANGELIEGHA STEWART, 27, of Sciota. Stewart was originally arrested and charged on September 22, 2017, with 25 counts of abuse of a corpse and drug charges relating to the sale and distribution of marijuana.

During this investigation, Detective Lippincott discovered that Stewart had accessed her Google Account from another device and deleted at least four incriminating photographs. The photographs that she manually placed into her ‘trash’ folder were ‘selfies’. The two selfies were of Angeliegha Stewart’s face, one taken in the embalming room at the Lanterman and Allen Funeral Home with a naked body behind her on a table. The other, a selfie taken in the viewing room with a body behind her being prepared for a service. The other two photographs were of deceased people’s faces.

Stewart is now charged with four counts of tampering with evidence, a misdemeanor. She will appear in court at a later date. The Commonwealth plans to petition for a change in venue to accommodate all of the victims involved and for the safety of the defendant, Angeliegha Stewart.

The investigation involving Angeliegha Stewart is ongoing. Detective Lippincott, with help from the funeral home staff at Lanterman and Allen, was able to identify all of the individuals involved. To date, all of the victims/families have been contacted. Approximately sixteen different families have been impacted and are considered victims in this criminal matter. The Lanterman and Allen Funeral Home is fully cooperating with detectives.

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