Wayne State University said it had recently become aware of the lawsuit in an e-mail message. "Without an opinion on the lawsuit itself, we believe that the claim against the university is unfounded and we will dismiss it soon." A spokeswoman for the Detroit Medical Center, where Alayah was born, could do so The newspaper The Detroit News said it was against their policy to discuss pending litigation.
On October 12, it was announced that the remains of children were found in the ceiling of another funeral home – the Cantrell Funeral Home, which closed in April. The news reached Alayah's family, which encouraged Mr. Parks to share their concerns about Perry Funeral Home with the police, which he did.
Daniel W. Cieslak, another attorney representing Alayah's mother, said in an interview Friday that it's hundreds of
"I'm on the basis of documents he's seen in investigating this case Glad they found so many, "he said after the investigators found dozens of them on Friday. "But it seems to me that there could be more." Mr. Cieslak and Mr. Parks hope to turn the mother's complaint into a class action lawsuit.
Chief Craig called the situation "very, very disturbing" and said that state authorities could be called upon to help with a broader investigation.
"Much has happened in the last 24 hours," Mr. Cieslak said, adding that he was glad the authorities had investigated the Perry Funeral Home. "But it's raising more questions for me now."