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Arlington Finds 8 Sets Of Remains In One Grave

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Army has launched a criminal investigation after Arlington National Cemetery officials found eight sets of cremated remains buried in a single grave with a headstone marked “unknown.”

Cemetery spokeswoman Kaitlin Horst says officials learned of the problem in October and that investigators have now identified three of the sets of remains. One set could not be identified and was
reburied, and investigators are still working to identify the others.

The probe comes on top of a report earlier this year that found more than 200 graves had been mismarked on cemetery maps.

Christopher Grey, a spokesman for the army Criminal Investigation Command, said that while those previous problems might have been human error, the placement of eight urns in one grave was unlikely
to be by mistake.

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