Cremated remains of 20 babies found at mortuary buried

The cremated remains of more than 20 babies that were found on mortuary shelves in Roseburg will be buried on Sunday in a special ceremony.

Posted: Nov 17, 2019 12:38 PM

ROSEBURG, Ore. --- The cremated remains of more than 20 babies that were found on mortuary shelves in Roseburg will be buried on Sunday in a special ceremony.

KEZI 9 News learned that the remains were discovered by a woman who was searching for the unclaimed remains of veterans who had not received funerals.

A funeral for the 28 veterans whose remains were found in that effort happened earlier this year.

Some of the infants' remains have been on a mortuary shelf for up to 70 years.

Most of the babies are believed to have been stillborn or died within a day of birth.

Carol Hunt, the woman who found the remains, formed a group called Wings of Love to accomplish the burial project.

The remains will be interred at Roseburg Memorial Gardens.

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