Sensation prevailed in the Perth prison when a dozen of skeletons were unearthed during the construction work was going on in here. Archaeologist told after inspecting these skeletons that these are 19th century skeletons. It was know that this incident occured yesterday while construction work was going on in the prison. The remains of about 24 peoples were recovered from the deep burial ditch of the prison.
According the archaeologist these skeletons dates back to the 1830s, when there was an asylum at this site. The reason behind the death of these people is said to be a typhus epidemic at the asylum, which killed all these men and women. This incident created a sensation among all, even to the prison staff and public, till it was known who these people were and how they get buried here.
One of the bone specialists David Henderson, who examined the remains of these skeletons said, two of the males appears to be suffering from syphilis and another one had hydrocephalus. He further said that the way all these skeletons were recovered in the same site, and were buried together suggest that they all died of an epidemic in the asylum. It was the renovation work in the prison which brought this hidden secret out to public.