St Jonah reposed in Manzhouli on Oct 7/20, 1925 and was buried on the grounds of what is now an elementary school at Erdao Street, Manzhouli, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China. The first excavation expedition in search for the relic of St Jonah on July 28-29, 1994 did not successfully locate the exact burial site of St Jonah.
Later in 1997, during the visit of Abp HILARION of Sydney to Manzhouli, an elderly man living in the vicinity claimed to remember where St Jonah's grave was located, which turned out to be a place different from where earlier excavations were made. Vladyka made a rough
sketch of the place for future reference.