Service held for cremains found in Detroit funeral home
DETROIT (AP) — A service has been held for about 300 cremated remains recovered from a closed Detroit funeral home.
Clergy read aloud most of the names Friday at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Detroit. More than 50 were read as “unidentified loved” ones. Placed in five coffins, the remains will be interred at the cemetery.
They were found earlier this year at Cantrell Funeral Home which was shut down in April due to improperly stored bodies and other violations. Police began looking into charges against Cantrell’s operators after mummified remains of 10 fetuses and a full-term infant were discovered last month in a ceiling.
Those remains were not part of Friday’s service.
Another Detroit funeral home is under investigation after more than 60 fetuses where found last month in boxes and freezers.