Mass grave found in downtown Montgomery

Posted: March 31, 2009 01:34 PM EST



MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - Construction workers at a city lot in downtown Montgomery
stumbled upon numerous bodies Tuesday morning.

Our sister station, WSFA 12 News, has a crew on the scene of the find. There's no need to panic
thinking a mass murderer is roaming the streets, however. Montgomery Police spokesman Major
Huey Thornton says 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.

Crews working on a new building at the city lot literally uncovered the find Tuesday morning.

Thornton says health officials are on the scene, but they don't believe there's any cause for concern.
The lot is located next to the Oakwood Cemetery.