Bodies found in storage

Joseph O'Donnell

(NECN) A Boston, Massachusetts funeral home is being investigated after 12 bodies and the cremated remains of 40 others were found hidden in self-storage units.

Joseph O’Donnell, the funeral home’s former director, was arrested in April on larceny charges after being accused of swindling an elderly couple. Now prosecutors say as police investigated further this week, they found the cremated remains of 40 people at a self-storage unit he rented in Somerville and 12 bodies at another facility in Weymouth.

O’Donnell let his funeral director license lapse in 2008 and remains behind bars.

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