- Associated Press - Saturday, June 6, 2015

DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. (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 (https://bit.ly/1QzsDeT ) 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.

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