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Officials identify four bodies at closed funeral home

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The Pennine Funeral Home was shut down after 8 mishandled bodies were removed from it on Friday. The Pennine Funeral Home was shut down after 8 mishandled bodies were removed from it on Friday.
PROVIDENCE -

State health officials say they have tentatively identified four of the bodies found improperly stored at a Providence funeral home.

Arthur Pennine, owner of the Pennine Funeral Home, died last week. The state Department of Health said it received a report that the remains of eight people were not in proper storage.

They moved six bodies and the cremated remains of two other people to the custody of the Office of State Medical Examiner, and they're working with police to identify them.

The health department said Monday that it is working to identify the other remains and contact relatives.

The funeral home's license has been suspended and ordered to cease operations.

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