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Monday, May 08, 2017

7,000 bodies from mental institution believed buried on Mississippi campus

At least 7,000 bodies could be buried on the University of Mississippi Medical Center campus, officials have estimated.

The bodies are former patients of the state’s first mental institution and underground radar revealed that their coffins stretch 20 acres across campus where the school wants to develop, The Clarion-Ledger reported Saturday.

School officials have ran into an issue in exhuming the bodies: cost. The newspaper reported that it could cost $3,000 to exhume and rebury each body, an effort that could cost up to $21 million.

The school is looking for cheaper alternatives in handling the exhumations possibly bringing down the yearly cost to $400,000 over the next eight years. The school is also looking at possibly creating a memorial for the bodies and opening a visitors center and a lab to study the remains, the paper reported.

“It would be a unique resource for Mississippi,” Molly Zuckerman, an associate anthropology professor at the school, told The Clarion-Ledger. “It would make Mississippi a national center on historical records relating to health in the pre-modern period, particularly those being institutionalized.”



Anonymous said...

So that's where the Clintons hid the bodies!?

Anonymous said...

I would like to know who gave them the permission to dissect and
research the bodies. Did they sign a form allowing their bodies for research? Basically their motto is " we will exploit anything to save a dime"


Anonymous said...

Sounds like a good start, we now need to continue and clean out the nutcases in Washington!

Anonymous said...

Full of DEMS.