Gravesites Vandalized in Mill Village

Published 06/10 2014 10:46PM

Updated 06/11 2014 12:06AM

JUNE 10, 2014-- State Police are investigating a reported vandalism in a Mill Village cemetery. Residents say this cemetery is a piece of history for the town and its disheartening to see these irreplaceable headstones destroyed. Members of the Mill Village community went to visit family in the Leboeuf Cemetery on Mackey Hill Road on Monday, when they noticed some things were not as they should be. Numerous headstones in the cemetery were overturned and some even noticeably destroyed. They were broken and shattered on the ground. Special mementos left for family members were also destroyed during the alleged vandalism. This isn’t the first time something like this has happened at the gravesites. Officials say 12 years ago some of the headstones were also knocked over but this is the first time they have actually been broken. Caretakers say these headstones date back as far as the 1700's and are irreplaceable. The cemetery also had 20 out of 28 veteran markers stolen just before Memorial Day.


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