Their souls left long ago.
Their bodies stayed here.
Their families put their faith in a funeral home on Detroit’s east side.
But then, earlier this year, their remains were discovered, still in the funeral home months and even years after their deaths. At first, it was a few bodies. Then, the cremated remains of more than a hundred. Then, tucked away in an attic, investigators found the remains of several fetuses.
The shock still hasn’t worn off. The full investigation into what happened isn’t yet over.
Today, there was a memorial.
Today, they were laid to rest.