Do a quick google search... It's part if islamic tradition to bury the body within 24 hours of death.
Huh... You're right. (no snarky comments) It makes sense traditionally, though. Dead bodies decompose pretty fast if nothings done about it. I can see the 24 hour thing in a hotter climate like the Middle East a blessing.
Eitherway, tradition or not. It's convenient for a cover if something is
going on. But my question wasn't so much on the burial of the bodies than the incident itself being questionable.