Left Behind: Cremated Remains of Five People Found in Vacant Funeral Home

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CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - The cremated remains of five people found in a former funeral home.

The gruesome discovery was at 1490 Crawford at the old Baldwin Funeral home. The building has been vacant since 1997.

The two men - who work for A & D Contracting - were hired by the city of Cleveland to demolish the building.

The workers told police they left the job site on Friday and returned Monday. That is when they spotted the five dusty bags on a dusty shelf and notified the authorities.

Both men claim the bags were not on the shelf on Friday.

Daniel Ivey's grandmother's body was handled at the Baldwin Funeral home.

"We thought she was resting in peace and now this happened, we don't know what's going on. I'm going to talk to them and have them look into matter," said Ivey.

In June of 2002, workers with the city's Housing Department discovered 50 bags filled with bones and ashes. Those workers were checking the building for asbestos.

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