Criminal investigation underway into closed Cantrell funeral home

- "This is deeply disturbing," said Detroit Police Chief James Craig.

Craig met with state and federal investigators Friday about the remains of 10 fetuses and an infant found in the ceiling of the former Cantrell funeral home.

"We will get to the bottom of it - we will follow the evidence, we're committed to it," said Detroit Police Chief James Craig.

Remains of four more bodies found at Cantrell Funeral Home

The funeral home on Mack Avenue in Detroit was shut down in April after the state department of licensing and regulatory affairs found decomposing moldy bodies and multiple violations. 

Numerous tips since then have led to more disturbing discoveries. And now - the possible formation of a taskforce to investigate possible criminal charges.

Official: More remains could be found at closed Cantrell funeral home

"We had federal state, local law enforcement and prosecutors in the room," Craig said. "So a determination will be made as we move forward in our investigation."

On Friday police raided Q.A. Cantrell Funeral Home in Eastpointe as well as the home of its owner - confiscating computers, cellphone and paperwork. 

An attorney for the establishment says his clients are not affiliated with the Detroit location and have done nothing wrong.

In the meantime, there even more questions - like what's happening with the hundreds of cremated remains from Cantrell Funeral Home.

Detroit police file criminal complaint after 10 fetuses, infant remains found in ceiling

More than 200 cremated human remains found at Cantrell in Detroit are awaiting identification and proper burial and will be turned over to Verheyden funeral home in Grosse Pointe Park - where they've set up a hotline for families looking for the remains of loved ones.

For more information, call the Verheyden Funeral Home at 313-821-9040.
 

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