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Wayne County Medical Examiner will take lead on notifying families of the babies, some of which they already have names for, Bowser said.
The bodies, he said, were improperly taken care of and authorities couldn’t immediately identify how long the remains had been stowed but were trying to get in touch with the former owner of the building.
Detroit police searched the building late into the evening. Bowser said late Friday that no additional bodies were found.
Multiple police cruisers, a Detroit police crime scene van and several unmarked police vehicles were outside the now vacant funeral home.
A message was left Friday evening with an answering service for the funeral home, and its listed owner could not be immediately reached.
Robert Beavers, an employee of Mack & Bewick Market & Liquor down the street, said the funeral home has been shuttered for some time.
“People have been going in and out of there cleaning up inside lately,” he told The News late Friday. “Seems like they’ve only been closed a few months, but they’re definitely still closed.”
State officials shut down the funeral home in April after inspectors found decomposing remains and “deplorable conditions” on its site.
Officials with Michigan’s Licensing and Regulatory Affairs suspended the license of the funeral home, which is located on Mack near Cadillac Boulevard.
Inspectors, at the time, found the business had two bodies in advanced stages of decomposition and covered with mold in the funeral home. Another body had unknown fluids covering its face. They also found improperly stored embalmed bodies in an un-refrigerated garage.
The business’ embalming room was unclean and unsanitary with peeling paint, waterstained walls and dirty floors, according to LARA.
Officials also said the funeral home’s management had failed to renew its prepaid funeral and cemetery sales registration, it hadn’t deposited at least $21,000 the business received for prepaid funeral services for 13 contracts or refunded customers their money.
Damaged boats sit among debris Friday in a marina in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael in Panama City, Fla.