- 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.


Information from: Sun Sentinel , https://www.sun-sentinel.com/

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