Bones Found at Construction Site; May Have Been Cemetery

Construction Workers
Posted at 1:42 PM, Jun 06, 2015
and last updated 2015-06-06 09:51:01-04

DEERFIELD BEACH, FL. (AP) - Construction on a South Florida development has been halted after workers found bones that may have been buried in a black cemetery.

The remains were spotted Friday on a five-acre plot in Deerfield Beach where 69 townhouses are being built.

The Sun Sentinel reports the former churchyard was believed to have been used as a burial ground for blacks who were kept from being buried in segregated white cemeteries.

Experts will work to determine whether the remains are human before deciding how to proceed.