HELENA, Mont. -

Lewis and Clark County is trying to figure out what to do with dozens of decades-old body parts still stored on county property after their longtime coroner died.
The Helena Independent Record reports that county officials are calling for a financial audit in the wake of Coroner M.E. "Mickey" Nelson's Sept. 11 and asking that uncatalogued items be dealt with as deputy coroner Bryan Backeberg takes over.
Nelson was coroner for 42 years before his death. He had been criticized for falling behind on finalizing death certificates and for being disorganized.
Now the county is looking at whether to move human remains dating back to the 1980s to an independent party for storage so Backeberg can have a "clean slate."