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Officials at Arlington Cemetery found the cremated remains of eight people buried in one grave in October.
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Officials at Arlington Cemetery found the cremated remains of eight people buried in one grave in October.

Army officials have launched a criminal investigation: They want to know how multiple sets of cremated remains at Arlington Cemetary ended up in a single grave.

A cemetary spokeswoman says officials found the remains of eight people buried in one spot back in October, with a headstone marked "unknown."

Since then, investigators have identified three sets of the remains: one set couldn't be identified and was reburied with an "unknown" marker. Investigators are still working to ID the other remains.

A spokesman for the Army Criminal Investigation Command said that the placement of eight urns in one grave was unlikely to be a mistake.

A report out earlier this year found that more than 200 graves had been mis-marked on cemetary maps.

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