Authorities say the skeletal remains of two infants have been found inside a North Canton mobile home.
Officers were called to the home in the 1100 block of North Main Street on Monday afternoon after a man called police to report that he found the remains while cleaning out the residence of his deceased mother.
Police said the son told investigators that he and his cousin were going through belongings when they found a locked foot locker at about 12:30 p.m. Monday. After opening it, they found what they thought were the skeletal remains of a small infant.
The man notified authorities immediately, officers said.
Responding officers looked over the remains and notified Stark County Coroner P.S. Murthy.
When a coroner’s investigator responded to the scene, he looked over the remains and took the foot locker and its contents to the coroner’s office.
Officers searched the mobile home and found nothing else.
The coroner’s office confirmed the remains were human Monday evening and determined they were the remains of two infants.
Murthy plans to send the foot locker and remains to the Anthropology Department of Mercyhurst University in Erie, Pa., for a more extensive forensic examination.
North Canton’s police detective bureau and the Stark County Coroner’s Office are investigating the case.
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