Indiana files complaint against Gary funeral home

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GARY, Ind. (AP) — A Gary funeral home where the remains of two babies were found inside small boxes above ceiling tiles could face state sanctions.

Indiana Professional Licensing Agency spokesman Nick Goodwin says the agency filed a complaint Friday against Smith, Bizzell and Warner & Son Funeral Home with the Indiana Attorney General’s Office.

Goodwin isn’t disclosing the complaint’s contents. However, he says the Attorney General’s Office has the option of seeking a 90-day emergency suspension of the funeral home’s license. Goodwin says if that happens, the agency’s board could call an emergency meeting to consider it.

A funeral home spokesman said Thursday the remains of the babies had been there for about 20 years. He said the business contacted the Lake County coroner’s office regarding the matter about six months ago.


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