Graves May Be Exhumed Over Pennsylvania Sinkhole

Posted by admin on Jan 2, 2012

Officials in Pennsylvania may give the go-ahead Friday to exhume graves as a large sinkhole encroaches on a historic Allentown cemetery. A court order has been secured so that Lehigh County Coroner Scott Grim can give the order if he deems such action necessary.

“It’s a very sensitive issue. You are dealing with a cemetery,” Grim said. “You are laid to rest and now it is being disturbed.” The sinkhole measures about 50 feet long and 30 feet wide, according to Allentown Fire Chief Robert C. Scheirer.

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