Historical society says child's remains found in coffin in Sanford
SANFORD, Maine (AP) -- A Maine historical society says human bones and the remains of a Victorian-era coffin in an area that was converted from a cemetery into a school playground decades ago belonged to a child.
The bones were found last week by construction workers digging a water line.
Police said authorities were aware the area had been a cemetery long ago, but they thought all of the people who had been interred had been moved.
It was converted into a playground in the 1930s.
The Sanford-Springvale Historical Society says the remains are of a child.
The society is looking to get a DNA test on the remains and experts in antique wood identification are trying to learn more about the coffin.
City records show 77 bodies were exhumed and re-interred.