Published: Mon, October 22, 2018
Global | By Enrique Rogers

Remains Of Fetuses And Infants Removed From Second Detroit Funeral Home

Remains Of Fetuses And Infants Removed From Second Detroit Funeral Home

Police removed the remains of 63 fetuses from a Detroit funeral home and regulators shuttered the business amid a widening investigation of alleged improprieties at local funeral homes.

A funeral home in Detroit has been shut down after police on Friday discovered remains of numerous fetuses that had been improperly stored, according to officials. An anonymously written letter led MI inspectors to find badly decomposed remains of 11 infants hidden in a ceiling compartment of the shuttered Detroit funeral home.

Detroit Police officers use crime scene tape to cordon off the area while they execute a search warrant at the Perry Funeral Home in Detroit on Friday, Oct. 19, 2018.

"We have tremendous work today", the police chief said.

"It hurts to know that my feelings might be real that might have been my daughter that was found in there because I wouldn't know because they just gave me ashes because I got her cremated", Dillihue explained.

Police have also launched an investigation into the now defunct Cantrell Funeral Home, where the remains of the 11 babies were uncovered last week after authorities received an anonymous letter leading them to the remains.

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Officers were told the father understood the boy was going to be dropped off at his home by a friend of the boy's mother. According to The Associated Press , the boy's father lives next door to the home where the woman left the child .

Craig said the investigation into the Perry Funeral Home began after a man who has sued that business over its handling of remains of infants and foetuses saw coverage of the discoveries at the Cantrell Funeral Home and told his lawyer to contact police.

Attorneys for the parent said there could be as many as 200 at the funeral home, based on Wayne State University School of Mortuary Science log books. In that case, an anonymous letter led state regulators to the building that housed the Cantrell Funeral Home.

LARA now has an open investigation into Perry Funeral Home and has notified the Michigan Attorney General's office and the Detroit Police Department of its findings and regulatory actions.

The funeral home was also accused of several licensing and financial violations, the agency said.

"I would like to look at you and tell you I hope. that this is isolated to these two".

Police were tipped off regarding issues with the funeral home by a parent involved in a civil suit over the improper burial of a child, the paper said.

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