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Unmarked Graves Found At Hospital Construction Site


Florida Hospital DeLand will continue construction on a $3.5 million lab after human remains were discovered in unmarked graves, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.

The burial site is thought to contain bodies from residents of a nearby “poor farm,” a place where indigent elderly and disabled residents lived and worked between the 1890s and 1950s, according to the News-Journal.

Officials from the hospital offered to donate a new site for the remains to be reburied, the News-Journal reports, but the state will decide what happens next.