FT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) – State officials said around 65 bodies were found buried along Interstate 95 near Sunrise Boulevard – and some of those unmarked graves could have been paved over during the building and expansion of the highway.READ MORE: Activists Say Hundreds Of Cuban Protesters Have Been Arrested Since Anti-Regime Demonstrations Broke Out
According to the Sun Sentinel, the graves were part of potter’s field within the five-acre Woodlawn Cemetery.Reports: Disney Parks & Resorts To Require Face Masks Indoors
Since the state now owns some of the land, officials are trying to pinpoint the location of the graves to stop further destruction while they consider future improvements to the highway.
The focus will be on the graves that run beside I-95, because officials say it is impossible to know if bodies are buried under the roadway without impacting traffic to do surveys or digging up the highway.MORE NEWS: Rabbi Yosef Benita Cleared Of Inappropriately Touching Student At Private School
Right now officials are working with residents to protect the area, as they figure out how to preserve the land.