Tomb Found During Ikea Site Excavation

Workers excavating land as part of the new Ikea store construction project unearthed human remains from a 19th-century cemetery, but the discovery is not expected to delay the project. St. Louis homicide detectives were initially called to inspect the scene but quickly determined there was nothing suspicious. The land just west of the Ikea store construction site was the Rock Springs Cemetery from 1849 to 1855. Hundreds of graves have been moved since the mid-1800s, after a cholera outbreak prompted St. Louis to require that new cemeteries be built outside city limits.

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