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Former mortician accused of parole violation


MISSOULA (AP) — A former California mortician who was convicted of conducting mass cremations and extracting dental gold and body parts from corpses in the late 1980s has been arrested in Montana on a warrant alleging he violated his lifetime probation.

David Wayne Sconce of Frenchtown was arrested Thursday. Justice of the Peace Karen Orzech ordered him held without bail on Friday.

The warrant said Sconce was wanted for deliberate homicide, but the Los Angeles County district attorney's office told the Missoulian he was only being sought for violating the terms of his parole.

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