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The quaint husband wife business of 1-800-AUTOPSY

Published June 3, 2017 at 1:29 PM PDT
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Vidal Herrera owns 1800Autospy in Los Angeles, CA May 18, 2011.  Herrera wants to franchise his business and hopes veterans coming back  from war will open autopsy businesses around the U.S.(Andy Holzman/Daily News Staff Photographer)
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Vidal Herrera owns 1800Autospy in Los Angeles, CA May 18, 2011. Herrera wants to franchise his business and hopes veterans coming back from war will open autopsy businesses around the U.S.(Andy Holzman/Daily News Staff Photographer)

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