- Associated Press - Friday, July 28, 2017

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A researcher says some of the over 70 full sets of human remains excavated from a Philadelphia construction site last winter have gone missing.

Kimberlee Moran, the director of forensics at Rutgers University-Camden, says the bones of about 12 people can’t be located.

In February, construction crews working on a 10-story apartment building in the city’s historic district started unearthing coffins and fully intact human remains.

That’s when owner PMC Properties contacted archeologists.

The site was a burial ground that dates to 1707. All the remains were supposedly exhumed in the 1800s and moved to a different cemetery, but that apparently didn’t happen.

Researchers at Rutgers University-Camden removed the remains and are studying them before they’re re-interred.

Jonathan Stavin, executive vice president of PMC, says locations where bones were stored are being checked again.

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