Mass grave found in downtown Montgomery





The discovery of numerous bodies Tuesday by construction workers at a city lot in downtown Montgomery is drawing national attention. In all, officials say they've recovered remains of 11 humans, including at least eight skulls.

Montgomery Police spokesman Major Huey Thornton said it's believed the bodies are from a mass grave of victims who died of a Yellow fever outbreak sometime in the early 1800's.

A structure built on the burial mound in the 1940's was recently torn down in order for the city to build a new complex, Thornton said. He added that officials don't believe there's any cause for concern. The lot where the remains were found butts up against the Oakwood Cemetery property.




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