Lenawee County seeks to rebury 19th century woman

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Southern Michigan authorities are waiting for court approval to rebury the remains of an unidentified late-19th-century woman who was unearthed during a 2010 road project.

WLEN-FM says a Michigan Department of Transportation crew accidentally uncovered the body with a backhoe during construction on U.S. 127. The site is in Lenawee County's Hudson Township, about 15 miles west of Adrian.

A medical examination and sheriff's department investigation have concluded that the woman was 40 to 50 years old, but efforts to learn her identity have failed.

The sheriff's department, medical examiner and state Department of Transportation have agreed on a plan to re-bury the remains, which are being held in Lansing.

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