Agencies exhuming graves in Northeast Philadelphia to reopen cold cases

NORTHEAST PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- A multi-agency effort, including university experts from South Florida, are now attempting to use 21st-century scientific methods to solve decades-old cold cases in Philadelphia.

Chopper 6 was over a potters field at Dunks Ferry and Mechanicsville Road in Northeast Philadelphia, where experts have been exhuming at least half a dozen remains from unmarked graves.

They hope new forensic technology can provide clues in the unsolved deaths.

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