Tiny remains found in leaky containers at MI cemetery

Michigan
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CANTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Investigators say they’ve discovered the remains of 300 fetuses and infants stored in leaky plastic containers at a cemetery in suburban Detroit.

The state disclosed more details Tuesday from an inspection last week at Knollwood Memorial Park in Canton Township. Regulators say the cemetery is barred from any new business while the case is pending.

The suspension comes five days after regulators said they discovered 27 plastic containers and took other enforcement steps. Most of the remains came from Perry Funeral Home in Detroit whose license was suspended weeks ago.

The state says the cemetery crypts were being used as temporary storage. The state says records show the remains should have been buried or cremated, some as far back as 2009.

A message seeking comment was left with Knollwood’s attorney.

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