Police have opened a criminal investigation after the remains of 10 fetuses and an infant were found hidden in the ceiling of a former Detroit funeral home last week. An anonymous letter led state regulators Friday to the building that housed the Cantrell Funeral Home before its mortuary license was suspended in April. Detroit Police Chief James Craig says the department plans to open a criminal complaint on an allegation of failing to properly supervise the final disposition of a human body, a felony when in excess of 180 days. While it’s not clear how long the remains were in the attic, at least one was marked with a date in October 2017, Craig said. The anonymous letter was sent to the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, which has been conducting a civil investigation since shutting down the funeral home in April, when it found filthy conditions and 20 embalmed bodies in various states of decomposition, according to CBS Detroit. The letter led state officials to the exact location of the remains in a lowered ceiling between the first and second floor, wrapped and placed in a box and a small coffin, Craig said. A statement released from… Read full this story
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