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Hunters find casket in wildlife refuge

1 year 5 months 1 week ago Sunday, February 14 2016 Feb 14, 2016 February 14, 2016 12:11 PM February 14, 2016 in News
Source: Associated Press

NATCHEZ, Miss. - Hunters in Mississippi found an intact casket in a wildlife refuge, and authorities returned it to its grave.

Adams County Coroner James Lee says the casket apparently floated out of a family cemetery on the refuge during floods in January.

He says he was called Saturday to deal with the casket, found in the open at the St. Catherine Creek National Wildlife Refuge. He says it held the remains of someone who had been buried within the last six months.

Lee says he and the sheriff's office identified the body, located the cemetery, notified the family, and returned the casket.

He says the main thing is that they were able to return it to the cemetery in a "in a dignified manner."

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