Michigan Tombstones toppled at Rural Cemetery, Authorities Ask Public’s Help

Thirty-three tombstones in Lacota Cemetery in Grand Junction, Michigan were upturned or damaged in a spree of vandalism authorities believe occurred the evening of Saturday, March 19. A pickup truck or an SUV may have been involved in the incident, but deputies have very little information or evidence, according to a news release from the Van Buren County Sheriff’s Office.

Anyone with information is urged to contact the Van Buren County Sheriff’s Office at 269-657-2006.

Geneva Township Supervisor Nancy Whaley said she believes the cemetery is about 175 years old, and the damage was done to the oldest section. Some of the stones there were already tilted and worn smooth. “Our history is only as good as the stones we could read,” Whaley said.

Details may be found in an article by Rosemary Parker in the MLive.com web site at http://goo.gl/HTOiQD.

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