Neglected cemetery cleaned by vets and inmates; exposed bones found

Published: Saturday, October 19, 2013 @ 5:04 PM
Updated: Saturday, October 19, 2013 @ 5:04 PM

Sheriff Phil Plummer brought a project to light Saturday afternoon at the Old Greencastle Cemetery on South Broadway Street in Dayton.

Shortly after 12:00 p.m., The Civil War cemetery landscape maintance was the focus of law enforcement, inmates from the Montgomery County Jail and members of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War Department of Ohio.

Reports of neglect brought the story to the attention of the Sheriff's office and the concern grew about who was ultimately responsible for the care of the landscape.

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Dug up bones were discovered from a shallow grave. The County Coroner was called to collect the bones and process them accordingly.

With lawnmower's and other implements, workers tended to clearing the overgrowth Saturday with the effort continuing next Saturday, October 26th.

Fred Lynch with the SUVCWDO suggested those who respect what these veterans did to shape our heritage, can get involved by going to their Facebook page: