State health officials say the Rhode Island Medical Examiner's office took six bodies and two cremated remains from the Pennine Funeral Home on Grove Street in Providence into custody Friday.
The home has since been shut down.
According to a compliance order, the bodies were not stored properly and needed to be refrigerated.
Funeral Director Alfred Pennine died July 21st in New Hampshire, according to the Health Department. Now officials are trying to figure out how long the bodies were kept improperly at the Grove Street location.
The ME is working to identify the bodies and then notify surviving kin.