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Skeletel Remains Found Inside Former Owosso Funeral Home, Authorities Investigating

Remains May Be More Than Fifty Years Old

Updated at 4:33pm 10/22/18 - Posted by Owosso Now at 3:43pm 10/22/18

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On October 22, 2018, the Owosso Police Department was notified of possible human skeletal remains located within a former funeral home located at 409 W. Main St. 

The former Mowen Funeral Home building has been vacant for over two years and is currently undergoing asbestos removal for future demolition. Contractors working in the building discovered a box containing the skeletal remains of two small fetuses. The workers then notified the Owosso Police Department.

The box containing the fetuses was found in an abandoned second-floor apartment of the former funeral home. Markings on the box indicate that the box is more than fifty years old.

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A preliminary investigation by Dr. Patrick Hansma, a Forensic Pathologist and Deputy Medical Examiner for Shiawassee County, indicated the gestational age of both fetuses to be pre-viable, with an estimated age of twenty weeks. The identity of the fetuses is unknown at this time.

Investigators from the Shiawassee County Medical Examiner and Sparrow Hospital Medical Examiner are assisting with the investigation.

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