- Associated Press - Thursday, July 29, 2010

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Senate Democrat said Thursday that as many as 6,600 graves at Arlington National Cemetery could be misidentified because managers there didn’t do their job properly.

Sen. Claire McCaskill, Missouri Democrat, spoke at a hearing, where the cemetery’s former superintendent and deputy superintendent were scheduled to testify.

Mrs. McCaskill said she believes that between 4,900 and 6,600 graves may be unmarked or mislabeled on cemetery maps.

The estimate far exceeds one given by Army investigators last month that some 211 remains could be affected by the graves scandal.