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Thousands of bodies believed to be buried under Ole Miss campus

(image: WPMI) Relocating the bodies is expected to cost upwards of $21 million.

Potentially thousands of bodies may be buried on the campus of Ole Miss.

The discovery was made at the campus' medical center campus.

They are former patients of a 19th century mental institution that once stood on a wooded area of the campus of Ole Miss.

With plans in the works to build a new parking garage, it's believed that up to 7,000 graves stretch across several acres where the construction would take place.

Now officials are facing the dilemma of how to respectfully deal with the issue.

Relocating the bodies is expected to cost upwards of $21 million.

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