Arlington records find prompts investigation
WASHINGTON (AP) - Army criminal investigators are investigating the discovery of 69 boxes of burial records from Arlington National Cemetery found in a commercial storage facility.
The criminal investigation was revealed at a Capitol Hill hearing on Thursday.
Kathryn Condon, an Arlington official, has told a congressional panel that cemetery officials called Army investigators to report the records had been discovered earlier this month. She says personally identifying details were in the records, but there's not a security risk because the individuals are deceased.
Last year, an Army inspector general report found widespread problems in how Arlington was managed, including at least 200 discrepancies between burial maps and grave sites. Condon was brought in after other Arlington leaders were pushed out.
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