Construction workers in March uncovered four human bodies buried on school grounds in the course of building a new elementary school for the Ignacio School District. Three months later, the district has uncovered 26 bodies around the site.

While authorities initially suspected the bodies were of Spanish origin and buried about 50 to 75 years ago, Jann Smith, La Plata County coroner, said it now appears the cemetery is multi-ethnic and dates to 100 years ago. She said some of the bodies were determined to be Native American.

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