Remains Found at Eastern State Hospital Reburied

Their names are unknown, and so are the causes of their deaths. But Wednesday, the remains of 11 people found on the grounds of Eastern State Hospital were reburied.

They were buried in a mass grave just behind the Hope Center. Their bones yielded a few clues as to who they were. Some were epileptic, others suffered from depression, and others were psychotic. There are only three personal markers in the cemetery. The bodies now there were moved from what is now Lexmark property.

The eleven bodies reburied today were found by an observant construction crew putting in new water lines at the hospital. Some say many more bodies could still be buried in unmarked graves on the property of Eastern State Hospital.


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  • by mom Location: Bath County on Apr 13, 2007 at 08:32 AM
    I also am curious about how they can tell from bones what mental problems people had. I wish somebody who does that kind of work would answer that question for all of us.
  • by danny Location: somerset on Apr 12, 2007 at 01:08 PM
    well the dna in the bones hold a special key to anyones life history
  • by Shelly Location: Lexington on Apr 12, 2007 at 09:22 AM
    I was thinking the exact same thing. How could they tell what mental illnesses they died of???????
  • by Tracy Location: Jessamine Co on Apr 11, 2007 at 04:06 PM
    Please tell me how they can tell from remains or bones that the people buried there were psychotic or had depression. That's a new one to me.

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