Bodies of 11 infants found in ceiling of former Detroit funeral home

Bodies of 11 infants found in funeral home ceiling
(Image credit: ABC News/Screenshot)

The decomposed bodies of 11 infants were discovered by state investigators in the ceiling of a former funeral home in Detroit, local police said Friday night. The discovery was made after an anonymous tip informed authorities where they could be found.

"They were actually in a cardboard box, nine of the 11 — they're very small remains," said Lt. Brian Bowser of the Detroit Police Department. "They were in a cardboard box stuffed away from a stairwell." So far, only some of the remains have been identified.

The funeral home shut down earlier this year over violations including fraud and gross negligence. Watch Bowser's comments on the grim investigation below. Bonnie Kristian

Subscribe to The Week

Escape your echo chamber. Get the facts behind the news, plus analysis from multiple perspectives.

SUBSCRIBE & SAVE
https://cdn.mos.cms.futurecdn.net/flexiimages/jacafc5zvs1692883516.jpg

Sign up for The Week's Free Newsletters

From our morning news briefing to a weekly Good News Newsletter, get the best of The Week delivered directly to your inbox.

From our morning news briefing to a weekly Good News Newsletter, get the best of The Week delivered directly to your inbox.

Sign up
To continue reading this article...
Continue reading this article and get limited website access each month.
Get unlimited website access, exclusive newsletters plus much more.
Cancel or pause at any time.
Already a subscriber to The Week?
Not sure which email you used for your subscription? Contact us