DETROIT (WJBK) - The families have been contacted after hundreds of cremated remains were recovered by investigators inside Cantrell Funeral Homes in Detroit.
This is in addition to the remains of 10 fetuses and a stillborn infant that were found earlier this month at the now-closed funeral home. The funeral home on Mack Avenue 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.
We're told that more than 250 cremated remains have been seized and are being stored at Preferred Removal in Flint.
Investigators are hoping the majority of these remains can be claimed by families; several dozen identities are not known, though. It's not known right now why these remains have been unclaimed, some for as long as several years.
Brian Joseph, owner of Verheyden Funeral Homes, released a list of the identities that are known, in hoping they can be claimed. You can see the list of names here.
Verheyden is taking over control of the cremated remains from the state.
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