Cremated Remains of 56 People Found in Home

Ohio police say the ashes are connected to a controversial funeral home.
3:00 | 09/19/12

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It's something even these officers have never seen before. The remains of 56. People stacked in plastic boxes in a closet of this home on Philadelphia. One of the opposition -- they found something that should have been here and we just the films are. And intelligence. -- Neighbors say the house was a rental property records show former funeral home director -- McClain owns the property. It's currently in foreclosure contractor was here today cleaning it up for sale when he found the. Human remains these remains were mishandled. In the families were possibly charged. To dispose of remains in -- way. So there could be serious after fraud issue here as well. There's about what -- do you could go. Police say all the boxes of remains are labeled and there are documents connecting them to the now closed Brooklyn funeral home. The state permanently revoked the licenses of both share in the -- And -- business earlier this year after an investigation revealed she violated state laws and regulations. Including possibly burying someone the wrong grave. Now police are working to determine the person responsible for illegally storing the ashes of loved ones in a closet -- I don't -- -- that they need to be persecuted.

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