Help Me Hank investigates disturbing conditions inside Evergreen Cemetery in Detroit

Cremated remains left out, bugs found

By Hank Winchester - Reporter, Kayla Clarke

DETROIT - A family member reached out to Help Me Hank after discovering horrific conditions at a cemetery where their loved one was buried.

The family member couldn't believe what he saw as he entered the mausoleum at Detroit's Evergreen Cemetery and neither could Local 4's Hank Winchester.

The cremated remains of at least 20 people, some dating back to 2005, were sitting out on a table. They were left near the final resting spots of many open burial vaults. There were also bugs, holes and damage everywhere.

Watch the video above for the full report from Local 4 News at 5.

Conditions at the Evergreen Cemetery in Detroit. Aug. 23, 2019. (WDIV)

Conditions at the Evergreen Cemetery in Detroit. Aug. 23, 2019. (WDIV)

Conditions at the Evergreen Cemetery in Detroit. Aug. 23, 2019. (WDIV)

Conditions at the Evergreen Cemetery in Detroit. Aug. 23, 2019. (WDIV)

Conditions at the Evergreen Cemetery in Detroit. Aug. 23, 2019. (WDIV)

Contact the Help Me Hank helpline at 313-298-WDIV.

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