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WEB EXTRA: Bodies Found In Storage
By NBC News
(WJAR) Three bodies, including that of an infant, were discovered Thursday in the investigation into a closed funeral home in Providence, Rhode Island.
The decomposed remains were found at a storage facility in Johnston.
Police say the storage unit had been rented by the owner of Pennine funeral home, but after months of non-payment, police say the contents of the unit were auctioned off Thursday afternoon.
After loading up some of the items in his truck, the man who won the auction found two bodies, one in a casket, the other in a box.
After police were called, he left, but police called him to return. Unbeknownst to him, he had left with another body, that of the infant
Investigators are working to identify the remains.
"It's disturbing. And that's why we're trying to get to the bottom of this and wrap this up so families can have closure as soon as possible," said Providence Police Major David Lapatin.
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