Grave Robbers Steal Bones from Miami’s Historic Cemeteries

One has to wonder what motivate anyone to commit crimes like this. A rash of vandalism and an increase in trespassing at three of Miami’s oldest cemeteries has not only disturbed the repose of the deceased but complicated the struggle of protecting and preserving historic sites that have been neglected for years.

Thieves also steal American flags placed at soldiers’ graves.

You can read more about this sad story in an article by Linda Robertson in the Miami Herald web site at:

My thanks to newsletter reader Ernest Thode for telling me about this story.


Shocking and depressing. Thanks for publicizing this. Maybe something will be done about it.


Horrible – in the name of religion? Please, it’s sickening. Some people have no shame.


There has to be a way for us as a community to get this kind of thing cleaned up and locked down. I mean we have all the cities surrounding the cemeteries all becoming the place to be. Is there a volunteer network to help with the clean up work for the cemeteries. What about the city itself? It is just sickening.


If you don’t live in that area, it’s hard to understand. Brownsville is a rough area so it doesn’t surprise me unfortunately. I’ve been in the City Cemetery and even though it is very close to Biscayne Blvd., one of the main north/south streets close to the bay, it is also a bit secluded around it. Not like a bad area, but on the edge of a sort of rough area and somewhat vacant buildings nearby.


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