Dozens of headstones damaged in local cemetery

JUNCTION CITY, Kan. (KSNT) – At least 30 headstones were reported damaged at a local cemetery Tuesday morning.

The Junction City Police Department said the incident happened at Highland Cemetery on Ash Street Monday night or Tuesday morning.

The cemetery supervisor Kenneth Goreham said some headstones are more severely damaged than others.

“There’s been no damage to some of them,” Goreham said. “It will require some effort to get them back up and resealed. But then there were some of the older stones that were damaged that it’s going to be awful hard to repair, and some of them are probably not going to be repairable.”

Goreham said he’s already heard from people who want to help fix the broken stones.

“The good thing is, there’s been some people already to volunteer some monetary help,” he said. “And then some that said they would be glad to come up and give us some good sweat labor.”

He won’t start making repairs until police have all the information they need. They are asking anyone with information on this crime to contact them at 785-762-5912. KSNT News will continue to update this story as new information develops.

Photo Courtesy: Junction City Police Department

 

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