Bodies Of 11 Infants Found In Ceiling Of Former Detroit Funeral Home

Bodies of 11 infants found in ceiling of shuttered Detroit funeral home

Bodies of 11 infants found in ceiling of shuttered Detroit funeral home

Police have found the decomposed remains odecomposed remains of 11 babies in the ceiling of a closed funeral home in Detroit.

The Cantrell Funeral home was shuttered in April when inspectors found "deplorable, unsanitary conditions", which included decomposing bodies left in an unrefrigerated garage for months, the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs said.

Eight bodies were reportedly found in a cardboard box, while three were found in separate bags inside one small casket.

Detroit police said Friday night that investigators received an anonymous letter Friday afternoon that lead them to the gruesome discovery. "You have to climb up a ladder to look, that's when they observed the box and the casket and they called 911".

"It's just the callousness of the owner, the operators, the employees of the funeral home", Bowser said.

Authorities were identifying the remains and notifying parents, he said.

It is understood the funeral home had been closed six months ago and is in the process of being converted into a community centre.

Jameca LaJoyce Boone, the funeral home's designated manager for a year before its closure, said she was shocked by the discovery of bodies in the ceiling. The Wayne County Medical Examiner will take custody of the remains. 'I really don't know how that could even have happened. That suspension order remains in effect as does our investigation.

"We will use the evidence gathered today to add to our open investigation and will continue to work with local law enforcement as this case proceeds, ' Jason Moon, communications director for the state agency said in an email".

MI residents trust funeral home directors, owners, and their establishments to follow the law, especially when dealing with the death of a loved one. 'So yes they are embalmed and serviced we put them in the garage'.

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