Bowser also noted that the bodies were fairly well-hidden and that authorities were attempting to contact Raymond Cantrell, the former owner of the funeral home-and would also be following up with the funeral home's former employees.
The remains were discovered hours after state inspectors received an anonymous letter, "detailing the existence or the whereabouts of numerous remains, human remains inside the funeral home", Detroit Police Lieutenant Brian Bowser said at a press conference.
The decomposed remains of 11 infants were found Friday in the ceiling of a former Detroit funeral home, authorities said.
At the time of the discovery, construction was underway to convert the funeral home into a community center. I'm a father and it was really really hard for me and it's going to be hard for the next two or three days to process this.
"They trusted the funeral home and now they find them like garbage bagged up in the attic", Syed said.
It's not clear how long the remains had been there, but he says he was told at least one of the bodies had been there since 2009.
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The Wayne County Medical Examiner is now taking custody of the remains, according to FOX 2.
"Based on a new complaint, LARA investigators today searched Cantrell Funeral Home and found the decomposing bodies of 11 infants". Overall, 20 decomposing bodies were discovered on the premises, 10 of which were lying on tables.
The funeral home's license was suspended and manager Jameca LaJoyce Boone's mortuary science license was also suspended.
Police eventually found "11 remains of infants, stillborns", Bowser said, adding an investigation followed.
'Flat out disgusted, I can only tell them the truth, ' Cantrell said in April about customers who were unaware.