Kansans work to return tombstone

LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (AP) — Leavenworth residents are working to return an old tombstone found recently during a spring cleaning project.

A couple removing stones from an old fountain in their Leavenworth backyard found the old tombstone, which dates to about 1900.

Jeff Culbertson, Leavenworth County Geographic Information Systems Department director, told The Leavenworth Times (http://bit.ly/1jkTVG8 ) that a cemetery database reveals the headstone had been stolen from a grave at Greenwood Cemetery. But he says it’s unclear how long it’s been missing.

Culbertson says Greenwood Cemetery is the most vandalized cemetery of the 176 in Leavenworth County and is hit almost monthly.

The headstone is marked and appears to have been broken from its base. So far, they haven’t been able to locate the tombstone’s base. But Culbertson says they’ll keep looking.

___

Information from: Leavenworth (Kan.) Times, http://www.leavenworthtimes.com

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s