What Happened on February 15, 2002

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • At the Tri-State Crematory in La Fayette, Georgia, investigators find uncremated bodies disposed of in the woods and buildings on the crematorium's property. The discovery reveals one of the worst incidents of abuse in the funeral service industry.

Famous Deaths

  • Howard K. Smith, American journalist (b. 1914)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Kevin Smith, New Zealand actor (Ares-Hercules), dies at 38 after falling from a prop tower