Human remains discovered during the construction of a mobile training center in the event of a fire | Mobile County Alabama News
MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) – Construction has halted at the site of the new Mobile Fire-Rescue Training Center after human remains were discovered. The find came earlier this week as crews were digging at the Owens Street site.
The yellow warning tape now marks where the bones remain. The city of Mobile enlisted the help of the University of Southern Alabama Department of Anthropology and the Alabama Historical Commission to help them determine what to do next.
It is not known how long the remains have been there. Considering the training center site is surrounded by a few cemeteries – it is believed to be an unmarked grave, but finding out who it is will be a process.
While the closed cemeteries are just up the road, there is a small cluster of military headstones a few yards from where construction is taking place.
You may recall that the City of Mobile kicked off the $1.9 million project in late November — hoping the upgraded facility will attract new hires.
In the meantime, the construction site is now suspended. The remains were undisturbed and are still where they were found as the City of Mobile awaits guidance on how best to respect the remains. There is also no timetable for the resumption of construction.
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