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Dozens Of Unburied Fetuses, Infants Found At Detroit Funeral Home

Posted at 3:19 PM, Oct 20, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-20 15:19:04-04

DETROIT, Mi. (AP) – Dozens of fetuses and infants have been removed from a Detroit funeral home — the second facility where remains have been improperly disposed.

Detroit police raided Perry Funeral Home on Friday and found the remains of at least 63 infants and fetuses, WXMI-TV reported.

The remains were found in three unrefrigerated boxes, said Jason Moon, of the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs.

Additional remains were found in a deep freezer. Some of the bodies had dates of death in 2015.

The state’s Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs revoked the funeral home’s license and shut it down, WXYZ-TV reported.

Perry Funeral Home is the second such facility in Detroit where fetuses have been found. Several cremated remains were found by cleaning crews at the former Cantrell Funeral Home where mummified remains of 10 fetuses were discovered last week in a ceiling.

Law enforcement agencies are considering forming a task force to investigate the issue, specifically targeting improper storage of remains and fraud, police Chief James Craig said.

Police officials said they do not think there is a connection between the two incidents.