Infant remains found at Flint cemetery likely buried decades ago - WNEM TV 5

Infant remains found at Flint cemetery likely buried decades ago

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FLINT, MI (WNEM) -

An anthropologist says the remains of an infant unearthed at a Flint cemetery were likely buried decades ago. 

Cemetery workers were digging for a new burial spot Friday, Jan. 19 at Gracelawn Cemetery when they found the remains in a shallow grave, investigators said. The workers called 911 and police responded about 3:20 p.m.

The infant's remains were "not fresh,"  according to Michigan State Police Lt. David Kaiser. 

Flint Police Department Deputy Chief Devon Bernritter said a wooden casket was found in the ground near the body. An anthropologist believes the infant was buried in an unmarked graved 30 to 40 years ago. 

Bernritter said the body was embalmed, and police do not believe this to be a homicide. 

Authorities are working with the cemetery to determine the identity of the remains. 

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