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(BOSTON) — The bodies of 12 people have been discovered in a storage locker in Weymouth, Mass., and the cremated remains of another 40 people were found in another storage facility in Somerville, Mass.

Both storage units were rented by unlicensed funeral director Joseph O’Donnell.

Charlotte McLaughlin, of Quincy, Mass., wonders if one of those sets of cremated remains belongs to her father, who died in 2012. The family never received his ashes.

“I can’t believe somebody would take vulnerable people in this state of mind that they’re burying a loved one, and take complete advantage of their situation,” McLaughlin said.

O’Donnell is currently in jail, awaiting trial on two larceny charges to which he has pleaded not guilty.

Authorities say they are approaching this as a criminal investigation.

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