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article imageTwo infant skeletons found in old building

By Mary Keshishian     Aug 18, 2010 in Crime
Los Angeles - Two infant skeletons have been found wrapped in newspaper in the basement of a 1920s building in Los Angeles, California.
They had been found in a basement trunk, wrapped in newspaper and put into doctors bags.
The skeletons are believed to be decades-old remains of fetuses or infants were discovered late Tuesday with the inscribed initials, JMB, sources say.
It was Gloria Gomez's and Yiming Xing's job to clean out the basement. Everyone in the building was given until Aug. 14 to get their things out.
On Tuesday night, Gomez and Xing checked two unclaimed trunks and they were empty. They tried several keys on the last one, but finally had to pry it open. They found the drawers full and pulled out several antiques, cigarettes, a green bowl, black and white photos, letters, a book club membership certificate inscribed Jean M. Barrie, ticket stubs from the 1932 Los Angeles Olympic Games, and the two infant skeletons wrapped in a Los Angeles Times newspaper, dated 1933.
"The first thing I thought was the spirits," Xing said. "Maybe we disturbed the spirits."
They were wrapped like mummies, but both were skeletons.
The remains were found in the four-story brick building near MacArthur Park, just a few miles west of downtown Los Angeles.
Gomez said it was home to doctors, lawyers, writers and actors when it opened in what was then the tony Westlake district.
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