Two years ago, 1-year-old Deante Reid died in his parents’ care – and, to avoid funeral costs, his parents tried to cremate him in a barbecue grill.

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But the bones wouldn’t burn completely, so police said the couple hid what was left of the baby in the ceiling of a home on Dickerson in Detroit.

The bizarre discovery turned up on Friday as Detroit police investigated injuries to another 1-year-old boy, who turned out to be Deante’s brother, police said.

The boys’ parents – Nickella Reid, 24, and Joseph Miller, 27 – were arraigned Saturday in 36th District Court in Detroit on charges of first – and second-degree child abuse.

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via Arbroath