Friday, October 7, 2011
Possible cemetery found in Elmhurst
From the NY Times:
The police described a grim discovery Tuesday evening, at 90-16 Corona Avenue in Elmhurst: an “unconscious female” in a vacant lot, according to the short summary of the incident sent to reporters.
...it is easy to imagine, knowing only this scant description of events, eyebrows rising among the living at the medical examiner’s office upon the arrival of the body. It was enclosed in a steel coffin, the kind that was popular in the 1850s, said Ellen Borakove, a spokeswoman for the office.
The working theory is that the vacant lot where the coffin was found by laborers used to be a cemetery, and that the woman was placed in the coffin long, long ago, Ms. Borakove said. The case is under review.