Body taken from Roosevelt mortuary

Posted at 9:37 PM, Nov 14, 2012
and last updated 2012-11-14 23:37:25-05

ROOSEVELT, Utah – Members of the Ute Indian Tribe took a body from a Roosevelt, Utah, funeral home amid legal disputes.

Teddy Serawop died on Nov. 5, but his funeral was pending because of legal disputes between members of his family.

Acting on tribal court order, members of the Ute Tribe took Serawop’s body from the Hullinger Mortuary in Roosevelt. The tribe says Serawop was buried on Wednesday morning in Randlett, Utah, in the cultural traditions of the Ute tribe.

Read the Ute Indian Tribe statement on the incident.