Century-old urn stolen in Topeka recovered

TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) – A piece of history stolen from the Topeka cemetery earlier this week has been recovered.

Police say, sometime between Monday night and Tuesday morning the very large bronze urn honoring Mrs. James Ddwin Hurley” was taken. The urn normally sits in front of a 40-foot obelisk that honors her husband. He was general manager of the Santa Fe railroad.

Lisa Sandmeyer, secretary, Topeka Cemetery board of directors tells Kansas First News that the urn was recovered Wednesday at a local scrap yard. Reports are it is badly damaged.

Sandmeyer says the Topeka police are gathering pertinent information, and the urn will then be released back to the cemetery.


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