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Police Find Dozens of Fetuses, Infant Remains in Raids on Two Detroit Cemeteries

Dozens of fetuses and infant remains were removed from two Detroit cemeteries in police raids Wednesday as part of the state’s probe into Perry Funeral Home, The Detroit News reports. Police reportedly raided Gethsemane Cemetery in Detroit and Knollwood Cemetery in Canton Township after receiving a tip that “between 100 and 125 fetuses had been mishandled and were stored in crypts,” Detroit police Chief James Craig reportedly said. “The remains we removed were all handled by Perry. This is part of the funeral home criminal investigation,” he added. Craig reportedly said 104 sets of infant remains had been found in Gethsemane and 345 had been uncovered in Knollwood. The newspaper reports there was “improper or missing paperwork” for 44 infants, adding that some of the remains will be “cremated.” Craig reportedly said the managers of the cemeteries have done “anything wrong,” but said the investigation into Perry Funeral Home is still an “active” one. The raids are reportedly part of a months-long investigation into Perry and Cantrell funeral homes for the alleged “mishandling” of remains.