Several bodies left behind in funeral home buried, cremated

Funeral home

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – Several decomposed bodies and remains left unattended by a Providence funeral home have been buried or cremated.

The Providence Journal reports that the Health Department released information showing that of the nine decomposed bodies discovered in the investigation of Pennine Funeral Home, eight have been identified and buried or cremated with the voluntary help of four funeral homes.

The medical examiner says all eight died of natural causes between 2001 and 2013.

Police say they are not much closer to understanding what Pennine’s reasons were for leaving the human remains scattered around his funeral home and an abandoned unit of a storage facility.

The funeral home remains closed as the police investigate.

Authorities say funeral home director Alfred Pennine committed suicide last summer.

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