OCEANSIDE, CA – The plan to build luxury townhomes in Oceanside has run into some opposition. The complaints aren’t over how tall the buildings are or what they will look like — instead, the controversy is over what may be underneath them.
“I’m very concerned,” said Shelley Hayes Caron, who has ties to the area that date back to the early 1800s. Hayes Caron said the property sits adjacent to Oceanview Cemetery, which has also been around since the 1800s.
“I have 22 family members buried [there],” Hayes Caron said.
She noted that the property hasn’t always been under the best management in the past century and that the landscape and shape of the plot has changed. She now wonders if the land next door, where developers plan to build, has bodies buried beneath it.