another Detroit funeral home was shuttered after the remains of 11 infants were discovered in the ceiling, authorities said.
They added that it is unclear in what condition the remains were found.
Three unrefrigerated boxes containing the remains of a total of approximately 37 deceased bodies of fetuses or infants plus a deep freezer containing 26 additional deceased bodies.
LARA now has an open investigation into Perry Funeral Home and has notified the Michigan Attorney General's office and the Detroit Police Department of its findings and regulatory actions.
- The remains of 63 Fetuses discovered Friday at the Perry Funeral Home is raising a lot of questions with women who trusted the funeral home on Trumbull on Detroit's west side to properly take care of their stillborn remains.
Last week, 11 infants' remains were found at another funeral home in the city.
Craig said the investigation into the Perry Funeral Home began after a man who has sued that business over its handling of remains of infants and foetuses saw coverage of the discoveries at the Cantrell Funeral Home and told his lawyer to contact police.
Charges have not yet been filed in the Cantrell Funeral Home case, but Craig said he has been in touch with both the Michigan Attorney General's Office and the Wayne County prosecutor about what the next steps might be.
McMath had services for her mother, Delores, at the Perry Funeral Home on October 6. Those remains were found after state regulators in Lansing received an anonymous letter.
Police Chief James Craig told reporters he couldn't say with certainty that the incident was isolated to just two funeral homes.
"If our class action gets certified, we will make every effort to identify every single one of those fetuses" that had been improperly handled by Perry, and to track down the parents, Parks said.
"It's because of the first story involving Cantrell that the second issue emerged", Craig said.
Perry Funeral Home, Harper Hutzel Hospital and Wayne State are facing a civil suit over this as a criminal investigation unfolds for how those remains were handled by this funeral home.
"I'm really wondering where all the rest of them are", Cieslak said.