Remains of fetuses and infants found at second Detroit funeral home

Remains of fetuses and infants found at second Detroit funeral home

Remains of fetuses and infants found at second Detroit funeral home

The incident comes a week after 11 infants' remains were found at the Cantrell Funeral Home.

In a press conference earlier on Friday, Detroit Police Chief James Craig said that the Perry Funeral Home had been alleged to have improperly disposed of fetuses.

"When I seen it on the news, I said well I think my daughter may have been one of those fetuses they found because, you just know", Devisha Dellihue said.

Investigators removed 63 foetuses from Perry Funeral Home, with 36 found in boxes and 27 more in deep freezers.

The Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, the state's regulatory agency, chose to close the funeral home and suspend its license after making the discovery, the Detroit Free Press reported.

A funeral home in Detroit has been shut down after police on Friday discovered remains of numerous fetuses that had been improperly stored, according to officials.

As part of a widening investigaion, Detroit police raided another funeral home, the QA Cantrell Funeral Home, and a home.

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.

"It's because of the first story involving Cantrell that the second issue emerged", Craig said. Two of the attorneys said many more foetuses - as many as 200 - may be found at the funeral home. In that case, an anonymous letter led state regulators to the building that housed the Cantrell Funeral Home. The funeral home routinely deposited infant remains at the WSU school's morgue, then failed to follow up with parents' wishes for the remains to be used in research by the WSU School of Medicine, they said. The lawsuit filed by the two charges that Perry may have fraudulently billed Medicaid, as well as the Detroit Medical Center, for burials it never performed.

A person can be found guilty of a felony under Michigan Law for "failure to or refusal to supervise the final disposition of a dead human body" more than 180 days after a funeral, ABC News reports.

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

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