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Mystery solved: Remains of girl in forgotten casket was daughter of prominent San Francisco family

Mystery solved: Remains of girl in forgotten casket was daughter of prominent San Francisco family

Her remarkably well-preserved body was discovered a year ago in an unmarked metal casket in a wealthy San Francisco neighborhood.

She was barely 3 when she died and was interred in a long-forgotten cemetery more than a century ago. When workers discovered her elaborate coffin beneath a concrete slab, there were no markings or gravestone to say who she was.

Over the last year, as the casket rested in a new grave in Colma, a...

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