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State: Radar to probe for bodies at ex-Oregon asylum


Added 05-21-19 02:03:01pm EST - “Oregon will use ground-penetrating radar to search for bodies buried at the former Oregon State Insane Asylum.” - Washingtontimes.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtontimes.com: “State: Radar to probe for bodies at ex-Oregon asylum”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

SALEM, Ore. (AP) - Oregon will use ground-penetrating radar to search for bodies buried at the former Oregon State Insane Asylum.

The Statesman Journal reports Tuesday that the facility, which opened in 1883, once had a cemetery — but all the 1,500 bodies buried there were exhumed in 1913.

Now the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde is asking the state to make sure that happened before a housing development gets built on the land.

The Department of Administrative Services, which owns the land, is hiring a contractor to do the search.

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