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Funeral home shut down after maggots, other violations found

A Michigan funeral home has been shut down after the state says maggots were in a garage where unrefrigerated bodies were being stored.

Michigan's Licensing and Regulatory Affairs department says Wednesday that it suspended the mortuary science license of the Swanson Funeral Home in Flint.

The license of manager O'Neil Swanson II also was suspended.

The state says several investigations were conducted at the funeral home and that the building smelled of decomposing bodies and the garage where bodies were stored was not air-conditioned.

Swanson Funeral Home also operates facilities in Detroit. A woman who answered the phone Wednesday at one of the Detroit facilities said they were not affiliated with the Flint funeral home.

The Associated Press left messages Wednesday seeking comment from the Flint funeral home.