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No foul play associated with skeletal remains found at Suffolk cemetery during construction

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Posted at 5:42 PM, Nov 01, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-03 13:32:56-04

SUFFOLK, Va. – A Medical Examiner has determined that no foul play is associated with the skeletal remains found at Macedonia Baptist Church Cemetery on Tuesday.

Suffolk Police received a call Tuesday afternoon about the discovery of the remains. A construction crew was renovating the cemetery because of erosion.

The historic cemetery opened over a century ago and has had drainage problems.

According to Suffolk City Spokeswoman Diana Klink, the situation is not unusual.

Current construction was stopped during the investigation.