GR funeral home explains how it handles cremains

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) – 24 Hour News 8 dug deeper into the dozens of cremains found in storage of a funeral home in Athens.

More than 35 boxes of cremains were found in the Athens funeral home after the former owner died. The findings left a Battle Creek woman wondering if she received the correct cremains.

It started after she received a call from the medical’s examiner’s office saying a box of her mom’s cremains were found in a room last week, when she already thought she was in possession of them.

Heritage Life Story Funeral Homes in Grand Rapids spoke with 24 Hour News 8 about the way it handles cremains to avoid similar scenarios.

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