More Than 7,000 Bodies Are Under Mississippi University

Written by on May 9, 2017

Construction workers digging at the University of Mississippi Medical Center Campus revealed a sobering find: as many as 7,000 bodies are buried across its 20 acres, where the first Mississippi mental institution used to stand. Officials are now tasked with unearthing the 100-year old corpses from the ground for analysis.

‘7,000 bodies buried’ beneath Mississippi university


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