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Perry Funeral

Credit: John T. Greilick, Detroit News

by George Hunter, The Detroit News

As part of an investigation into alleged wrongdoing at Detroit funeral homes, police are looking into whether laws were broken when dozens of fetuses were dropped off at a university morgue without being identified.

Wayne State University Mortuary log sheets from 2013-17 list hundreds of properly identified entries, but at least three dozen were incomplete, according to a Detroit News review of records submitted as part of a civil lawsuit in Wayne County Circuit Court.

The lawsuit, filed in July, accuses Perry Funeral Home in Detroit of mishandling of remains. The complaint also names the Detroit Medical Center/Harper-Hutzel Hospital, Wayne State and Knollwood Memorial Park as defendants.

In addition to the civil lawsuit, Perry is the subject of a criminal investigation into the handling of fetuses and infant remains. The probe also involves Cantrell Funeral Home on Mack.

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