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LOS ANGELES (AP) — The state Native American Heritage Commission has asked coroner’s officials to order a halt to work on a Mexican-American cultural center in downtown Los Angeles over concerns that Indian remains are being disturbed.

Commission staffer Dave Singleton said in a letter Thursday to the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Department that the LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes project should be suspended until an investigation into the remains is completed.

Singleton said archeologists observing the project have reported that none of the remains belonged to Indians, but that Native Americans living in the area fear that may not be the case.

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