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Girl laid to rest 145 years after first burial

Posted at 5:14 PM, Jun 05, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-05 17:14:52-04

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- The body of a 3-year-old girl found last month inside a small metal casket still holding a flower has been laid to rest 145 years after she was first buried under what now is a home.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports Sunday the body of the unidentified girl was found last month beneath the floor of a home being remodeled in San Francisco's Richmond District.

Dozens of people attended her burial at Greenlawn Memorial Park in Colma, where about 30,000 people originally buried in San Francisco's Odd Fellow's Cemetery were moved to in the early 1920s.

The ceremony was packed with people in black clothes, baskets of rose petals and a volunteer minister. A local poet read an original work to honor the little girl dubbed Miranda Eve.