DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) - Hundreds of graves, covered in weeds and brush, are in Old Greencastle Cemetery in Dayton.
"In it's heyday it was one of the major cemeteries in Dayton. The oldest grave is 1817, the newest grave is in the U.S.S.R.," says Fred Lynch of the Montgomery County Veterans Services Commission.
The group, along with the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office, spent the day cleaning up the cemetery.
"As you see this is just deplorable conditions. It's pretty sad that we treat our dead soldiers this way and also kids from the county home are buried here. I've also been told there's a former police chief buried here," explains Sheriff Phil Plummer.
But, these volunteers made a shocking discovery Saturday as they were working, human bones.
"It looks like they may have got into a grave. You know, it's a pretty good hole in the ground," says Sheriff Plummer.
The crime lab took the human bones to be analyzed.
Sheriff Plummer believes this could have been prevented.
"If people would come out here and take care of this, there's less of a chance that kind of stuff would happen. Nobody deserves that, nobody," comments Sheriff Plummer.
The identity of these human remains is still a mystery tonight.
Officials are investigating.
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