ID cards to be issued by Baltimore archdiocese Police: 11 baby bodies found in funeral home
BALTIMORE — An identification card designed to help undocumented immigrants and other vulnerable people will soon be issued by Baltimore's Catholic archdiocese.
Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh and Archbishop William Lori on Wednesday announced the launch of the parish identification cards. The IDs will be recognized by city agencies.
Officials say it will improve public safety by providing identity cards to those who otherwise don't have any and who avoid speaking to law enforcers due to their immigration status.
Applicants must be members of a Catholic parish for at least three months to qualify for one of the identity cards.
DETROIT — Detroit police say the bodies of 11 babies have been found hidden in a ceiling of a funeral home that the state of Michigan closed six months ago.
Authorities say construction workers found the bodies Friday at the Cantrell Funeral Home on the city's east side. Police say nine bodies were found in a cardboard box and two were found in caskets.
Detroit police have ordered a further search of the building.
Michigan's Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs suspended the license of the funeral home in April after inspectors found decomposing embalmed bodies and other violations.