SANFORD, MAINE (AP) - - Construction workers in a Maine city found human bones and the remains of a Victorian-era coffin in an area that had been converted from a cemetery into a school playground decades ago.
The Portland Press Herald reports the bones were found Thursday by workers digging a water line. Police Chief Thomas Connolly says authorities were aware the area had been a cemetery long ago, but they thought all of the people who had been interred had been moved.
The area was converted into a playground in the 1930s.
A historical society and a funeral home assisted authorities collecting the remains Friday.
Construction work has stopped in that part of the site for now. The State Medical Examiner's Office was notified that a grave has been disturbed.
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