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Construction workers find body north of Raleigh, remains were from an old 1800s burial site

Shelby County Sheriff’s Office says workers found the body at about 6:15pm Monday evening.

SHELBY COUNTY, Tennessee — UPDATE: 3:35pm Tuesday, April 6:
According to the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office, the remains found by construction workers Monday were from a burial site in the 1800s.

Tuesday afternoon, SCSO tweeted, "An anthropologist was on site today and confirmed the remains found yesterday were from an old 1800’s burial site. Parts of a coffin were also found near the body."

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Construction workers made a gruesome discovery Monday.

According to the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office, construction workers found a body Monday evening around 6:15pm.at the 5000 block of Egypt Central Road north of Raleigh. The law enforcement agency did not release the sex of the deceased or any other details as their detectives conduct an investigation.