DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A coroner's office says 14 families have claimed some of the cremated remains found at a southwest Ohio home that was under foreclosure and co-owned by a former funeral home director.
Director Ken Betz of the Montgomery County Coroner's Office said Tuesday that some families came forward and officials contacted others after the remains were found earlier this month.
Dayton police said labeled boxes containing the cremated remains of 56 people were stored in a closet. They were the same remains a state regulatory agency found last year at a funeral home that is now closed.
Betz says officials are cross-referencing information to find and notify next of kin.
He says two cemeteries have offered to provide a crypt for any of the remains that go unclaimed.