Huhtiniemi mass grave is a mass grave site with two graves and at least 15 bodies in Huhtiniemi, Lappeenranta, eastern Finland. Further 10 bodies were excavated already in 1971, leading for the more recent studies, and fragments of two other individuals were found in 2005 in rough examinations by City of Lappeentanta.
... aged early twenties to middle-aged, had been discovered in a mass grave within the Huhtiniemi camp ground ... On a later date Finnish newspaper Ilta-Sanomat reported that another mass grave (of undetermined number of bodies) was located right next to the first one ... The police took officially over the investigations of the remains after the mass grave was located as there was the possibility that bodies might have been connected to 2nd world war events ...
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