Someone bought the unit at auction last week and noticed a foul smell as they sifted through furniture and boxes.
Officials at the medical examiner's office in Pensacola say the remains were found crudely stored in Tupperware containers, garbage bags and drink cups.
Many remains were not identified. Pensacola medical examiner director Jeff Martin said the unit belonged to Dr. Michael Berkland. Berkland worked at the office from 1997 until 2003, when he was fired for not completing autopsy reports.
A call left at number believed to be Berkland's was not immediately returned today.