Forgotten cemetery found in Miami

Published on July 8th, 2009 | by Admin

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The scattered remains of 20 individuals have been unearthed in a forgotten cemetary at a construction site in Miami.

One possibility, Carr says, is that the cemetery — which appears on no legal records — was partially cleared long ago, perhaps for construction of a succession of buildings that occupied at least a portion of the property starting from at least the 1960s until last year, when a YMCA facility was demolished to make way for the residential project.

But if that’s true, why did no relatives protest or come forward at the time?

”It’s honestly very curious to us how a cemetery and all records of it could just vanish,” said Patrick Range, an attorney representing the developers of the residential project who inadvertently began construction of a tower on the cemetery site.

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