Bodies of two babies found in ceiling at funeral home in Gary, Indiana
GARY, INDIANA (WITI) — The bodies of two babies were found in the ceiling at a funeral home in Gary, Indiana on Wednesday, March 4th — FOX6’s sister station WGN is reporting.
According to the Lake County, Indiana coroner, the bodies were found at the the Smith, Bizzel & Warner Funeral Home in the 4200 block of Grant St.
One baby, a boy, had been in the building for at least 10 years. The Chicago Tribune reports some information with that body suggests the baby was stillborn and arrived in March of 1996. Authorities say it appeared to have been “mummified.”
The Tribune reports the second baby may be only a few months old. The baby “carried a hospital identification band indicating the baby was born in March 2012.”
The bodies were removed for the ceiling, according to the Tribune.
No foul play is suspected in the babies’ deaths.
An investigation is ongoing.
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