Funeral Homes Ground Zero to New Fraud Scheme Using Fetal Remains

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On Friday, Detroit Police Chief James Craig called the findings of hidden fetal remains at area funeral homes shocking - he had never seen anything like it in his 41 years of police work. Fraud claims point to the homes using government and other funds for interment services that did not take place. (WXYZ photo)

Detroit Free Press – In a rapidly widening investigation of metro Detroit funeral homes, Detroit Police executed a search warrant at a west-side funeral home near Wayne State University and removed 63 remains of fetuses, police said.

Custody of the remains — found at the Perry Funeral Home, on Trumbull just north of Warren Avenue — was turned over to state investigators, who immediately declared the business closed and its license suspended, according to a statement from Michigan Licensing and Regulatory Affairs.

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