WESTFIELD, Ind. (AP) — A businessman wants to sell three lots for new homes at a former horse farm where victims of an Indiana serial killer were buried in the 1990s.

Noah Herron owns eight of the 18 acres in Westfield, north of Indianapolis. He said people are attracted by the beauty of the property and aren’t repelled by the history.

In 1996, police recovered more than 5,000 human bone fragments buried at the property. Investigators believed Herb Baumeister strangled more than a dozen teen boys and men. He killed himself in Canada after the discovery of the remains.

The Indianapolis Star reported that Herron presented his project May 13 to the Westfield City Council. A public hearing is planned for June.

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