Police say dozens of infant remains found in second Detroit funeral home

Share

Detroit police have removed 63 remains of fetuses from a funeral home. Police discovered the remains at the Perry Funeral Home on Friday.

Michigan Licensing and Regulatory Affairs says the remains were turned over to state investigators, who immediately declared the business closed and its license suspended.

MI authorities say they've found improperly kept remains of fetuses and infants at a second Detroit funeral home, just one week after similar remains were found at the first.

"I just want justice for my daughter to know if she's there or if she's here and to be honest with you those people deserve whatever comes their way because that's something we'll never be able to get back", Powell said.

Perry Funeral Home is the second such facility in Detroit where fetuses have been found.

"Detroit Police Department has opened a criminal investigation on allegations of a felony", Craig said a press conference Monday.

Conditions of the fetuses are not known as well as where they were stored.

"It's because of the first story involving Cantrell that the second issue emerged", Craig said. He said he was "stunned" by the discovery, which came a week after the remains of 10 fetuses and one infant were discovered in a ceiling at Detroit's defunct Cantrell Funeral Home.

John Kelly and John Bolton Argue Over Immigration
The back and fourth reportedly led those nearby to think one of the two men may quit immediately. Outside the Oval Office, Bolton and Kelly clashed, with the chief of staff defending Nielsen.

Cantrell did not respond to CNN's request for comment.

The incident comes about a week after the badly decomposed bodies of 11 babies were found hidden in a false ceiling at a different funeral home in the MI city.

They also raided the home of the owner, Anetta Cantrell, the widow of the deceased founder of the Detroit home with the same name.

Inspectors raided the funeral home in response to a complaint, the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs said, without releasing details of the complaint.

Failure of a funeral home to properly dispose of a dead body after more than 180 days is punishable by up to 10 years in prison and $50,000 in fines.

"I'm really wondering where all the rest of them are", Cieslak said on Friday.

Attorneys for the parent said there could be as many as 200 at the funeral home, based on Wayne State University School of Mortuary Science log books.

Share