Tip leads to hid­den in­fant re­mains

Winnipeg Sun - - CLASSIFIED -

DETROIT — An anony­mous let­ter led Michi­gan in­spec­tors to find badly de­com­posed re­mains of 11 in­fants hid­den in the ceil­ing of a shut­tered fu­neral home, po­lice say.

Gov­ern­ment in­spec­tors found the re­mains Fri­day at the former Cantrell Fu­neral Home, just hours af­ter re­ceiv­ing the let­ter telling them where the bod­ies were, Detroit po­lice Lt. Brian Bowser told re­porters.

The fu­neral home has been closed since April, when state in­spec­tors sus­pended its li­cence fol­low­ing the dis­cov­ery of bod­ies cov­ered with what ap­peared to be mould.

The re­mains of the in­fants, some of them ap­par­ently still­born, were in a false ceil­ing be­tween the first and sec­ond floors, Bowser said.

Au­thor­i­ties don’t know how long the re­mains had been stored there, he said.

In­ves­ti­ga­tors also have not de­ter­mined who might have left the bod­ies there.

“Ob­vi­ously, it was ei­ther an em­ployee or some­one who had knowl­edge” of the fu­neral home and the build­ing, Bowser said.

He also noted that the re­mains “were kind of hid­den away.”

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