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University of Kentucky overhauls body bequeathal program

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) -- University of Kentucky President Eli Capilouto is apologizing for problems found in the school's handling of bodies donated to science.

After the Lexington Herald-Leader published a story in January about a backlog in burials of remains of people who gave their bodies for research, Capilouto ordered an internal audit. On Tuesday, the university said it is overhauling the program.

It said numerous problems were found with administration and oversight of the program, including a three- to five-year delay in burying remains.

The position of program director Gary Ginn was eliminated. Ginn, who also is the Fayette County coroner, did not immediately respond to a message left with the office's answering service Tuesday. He previously said budget problems were to blame, then said he'd been off work with an illness.

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