More Remains Misplaced at Arlington

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WASHINGTON -- The Army has opened a criminal investigation after revelations that eight sets of cremated remains were buried under a single headstone labeled "unknown" at Arlington National Cemetery.

The discovery was a result of an investigation of suspicious practices following a series of stories on misplaced graves by WTOP radio this summer, according to Army spokesman Gary Tallman.

It also follows a critical report by the Army's Inspector General that found widespread problems at the cemetery and resulted in the dismissal of the cemetery's superintendent, Jack Metzler and his deputy Thurman Higginbotham.

The Army has identified three of the remains and notified those families. One set of remains cannot be identified, and four others are still being investigated....

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