The Mississippi state crime lab is trying to figure out what to do with the body of Adam Mayes, the man who allegedly murdered a mother and daughter and kidnapped the woman's two other daughters before shooting himself.
The lab has had Mayes' body since mid-May, and doesn't know what to do with it. Mayes' family won't accept his body. If no one takes the body after six months, it has to be returned to Union County, where he died.
According to Mississippi state law, if there are any living relatives, it is the family's responsibility to take care of the body. But Mayes' wife and mother are behind bars, accused of conspiracy in the two murders and kidnappings, according to WMC-TV. Mayes' brother refuses to accept the body.
"We've had some unusual cases but none like this where the family won't even accept the remains," said Mark Golding, the Union County M.E., according to WMC-TV.
The medical examiner's office did not immediately respond to calls from ABC News.