The bodies of 11 babies have been found inside cardboard boxes, hidden in a false drop-down ceiling of a former funeral home in the USA state of MI.
U.S. inspectors made the grim discovery of 11 corpses on Friday at the Cantrell Funeral Home on Michigan's east side, according to the state's Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs spokesman Jason Moon.
The bodies were found in bags, most in a cardboard box and others stuffed in a small coffin, police said.
A police investigation is ongoing.
The former funeral home located on Mack, was closed in April for deplorable conditions that included decomposing and moldy bodies.
The funeral home operators were also cited for allegedly failing to deposit more than $20,000 they received for prepaid funeral goods.
Nine of the bodies were badly decomposed while two were inside a casket, according to Reuters. Authorities do not know how long the remains had been stored there, he said.
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Investigators found the bodies and immediately called police. The remains were of infants and stillborns and some have been identified according to Det.
The bodies were found hidden in a drop-down ceiling at the former Cantrell Funeral Home about 5.30pm on Friday.
The 11 infants' bodies at Cantrell Funeral Home in Detroit were discovered in the ceiling between the first and second floors on Friday, Oct. 12, 2018.
"On behalf of my family I'm really sorry that it happened and totally appalled".
Cantrell said he did not order his employees to hide bodies. We will use the evidence gathered today to add to our open investigation and will continue to work with local law enforcement as this case proceeds'.
'Flat out disgusted, I can only tell them the truth, ' Cantrell said in April about customers who were unaware.