Mass grave found in Montgomery

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - Construction workers at a city lot in downtown Montgomery stumbled upon numerous bodies Tuesday morning.

WSFA 12 News has a crew on the scene of the find. There's no need to panic thinking a mass murderer is roaming the streets, however.

Montgomery Police spokesman Major Huey Thornton says it's believed the bodies are from a mass grave of victims who died of a Yellow Fever outbreak sometime in the early 1800's.

Crews working on a new building at the city lot literally uncovered the find Tuesday morning.

Thornton says health officials are on the scene, but they don't believe there's any cause for concern. The lot is located next to the Oakwood Cemetery.