Detroit police find 63 fetuses in funeral home amid probe

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Detroit Police vehicles are parked outside of the Cantrell Funeral Home in Detroit on Friday, Oct. 12, 2018. Police said an anonymously written letter led inspectors to find the decomposed remains of 11 infants hidden in a ceiling compartment of the shuttered funeral home. (Junfu Han/Detroit Free Press via AP)

DETROIT (AP) – About 63 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.

Jason Moon of the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs says the remains were found in three unrefrigerated boxes. Also, additional remains were found in a deep freezer. Some of the bodies had dates of death in 2015.

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.

Craig says law enforcement agencies are considering forming a task force to investigate the issue, specifically targeting improper storage of remains and fraud.

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