Verheyden wants to reunite families with remains found at Cantrell

- The names of more than 200 people who were cremated and left behind at the former Cantrell Funeral Home have been released.

The move is part of an effort to find loved ones who may want to claim them from the closed funeral home on Detroit's east side.

Verheyden Funeral Home has made it clear they will do what it takes to connect families with the remains of their loved ones - and have released at least 200 names of people cremated previously found at Cantrell.

Six hearses will bring the remains from Flint Thursday. Members of the military from Selfridge Air National Guard base will be on hand to escort the cremated remains of veterans like Earl's brother, Elvis.

FOX 2 first spoke with Earl Lewis a week ago, but on Wednesday he learned he will be reunited with his brother's ashes. 

The owner of the Verheyden Funeral Home took over the remains from Cantrell - and said he would hand deliver Lewis' brother's remains to him.

Lewis' brother Elvis passed away in February and he used the Cantrell Funeral Home for his funeral. Two months later when Cantrell was shut down in for having moldy and decomposing bodies, his brother's ashes were among hundreds of remains the state took over.

"I hope they get whatever is coming to them," said Lewis. "They need to go to jail."

Lewis couldn't get to the remains. where they were being housed in Flint. Having someone bring Elvis his brother's ashes is everything.

Thursday the owner of Verheyden says they're heading to Flint to take possession of hundreds of remains being housed at 
preferred removal services. 

Hearses will leave Verheyden tomorrow morning to head to Flint and bring them back to Grosse Pointe Park where they will be housed.

You can contact Verheyden at (313) 881-8500.

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