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Vandals Hit Cemetery In Columbus
Updated May 5, 2013 1:06 AM | Filed under: WBIW News
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(COLUMBUS) - Dozens of gravestones and monuments have been overturned or broken at a central Indiana cemetery dating to the 1800s in what police say is despicable act of vandalism.

The widespread damage at Sandhill Cemetery on the eastern edge of Columbus was discovered Sunday morning after a motorist drove over remnants of the gravestones.
Clay Township board chairman Mike Champlin says more than one person must have been involved to knock over some of the cemetery's large monuments.

Bartholomew County sheriff's Maj. Todd Noblitt says that headstones placed from 1829 to 1912 have been damaged recently and about five of them were thrown into the street going past the cemetery.

Clay Township board chairman Mike Champlin says more than one person must have been involved to knock over some of the cemetery's large monuments.



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