Remains of 2 babies found in ceiling at Indiana funeral home

CHICAGO (AP) — A spokesman says the remains of two mummified or skeletonized babies found inside small boxes above ceiling tiles at a funeral home in northwestern Indiana were placed there by an employee last fall and taken down the same day by the manager of the facility.

Sean Howard, a spokesman for the Smith, Bizzell and Warner Funeral Home in Gary, answered questions Thursday about the mystery surrounding the babies’ remains that the Lake County coroner’s office removed from the facility this week.

Howard says other questions remain, including the identities of the babies, why the funeral home under previous ownership accepted the remains and why the employee who has since been fired placed them above the ceiling.

Howard says the coroner’s office will conduct autopsies on the remains this week.



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