Mon. 6:34pm: Cremated remains taken from Niles funeral home

WARREN – Cremated remains of 42 customers – including ashes found in temporary containers, marble urns and plastic bags – were confiscated over the weekend at McDermott Funeral Home in Niles.

Under the direction of the Trumbull County Prosecutor’s Office, Niles police and a representative of the Ohio Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors used a series of search warrants from two judges to take the remains – including some that remain unidentified – along with business records.

A laptop computer was seized from the Florida room at Robert P. McDermott’s home at 825 Lincoln Ave., Niles. And 24 individual pieces of potential evidence, in the form of boxes of records and files, were seized from the 614 Warren Ave., Niles, business.

Read the complete story and list of remains found in Tuesday’s Tribune Chronicle and at