DA: remains discovered in funeral investigation
BOSTON (AP) — Boston prosecutors say investigators found have human remains in a rented storage unit as part of an investigation of an unlicensed funeral director accused of stealing from customers.
The Suffolk district attorney said investigators found "multiple" sets of remains at a public storage facility in Weymouth on Thursday as part of an investigation of 55-year-old Joseph O'Donnell. He has been held on $10,000 bail after pleading not guilty in April to theft of $12,000 in funeral prepayments from an elderly couple.
Prosecutors said they also seized cremated remains at another storage facility in Somerville on Wednesday in connection with the case.
Prosecutors said no foul play is suspected in the deaths and they are working with state medical examiner to identify the remains.
It's not immediately known who represents O'Donnell.Associated Press