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Investigators seek to identify human remains found in storage units

When her granddaughter died three years ago, April Hopkins asked Joseph V. O’Donnell, a funeral home director in Dorchester, to cremate the baby’s remains. Hopkins contacted him again the next year, when her son and mother died just a few months apart.

On Friday, Hopkins came from her home in Randolph to Dorchester Municipal Court, alarmed by news reports that investigators had discovered 12 bodies and dozens of cremated remains in two storage facilities O’Donnell had rented.

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