Unmark graves found during Alamogordo survey

January 26, 2013 • State News

ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) — Officials say a below-ground survey near an Alamogordo cemetery is showing evidence of unmarked graves.

Alamogordo Daily News reports ( that Assistant City Manager Matt McNeile said this [auth] week that ground-penetrating radar appears to have identified the remains outside the western boundaries of the Monte Vista Cemetery .

Commissioner Josh Rardin said that short of digging up the remains and conducting DNA testing, there is no way to positively identify them. He said the area contains between four and six unmarked graves.

The Alamogordo City Commission voted this week to move a fenceline at the city-run cemetery to include several possible unmarked graves discovered when the commission was mulling a possible street project in the area.

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