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From: "jcurtis" <>
Subject: Re: [BS-L] Graverobbers nab jewelry
Date: Wed, 14 Jun 2000 21:49:33 -0600
This sounds like the "Dark Ages..." of history....I'm beginning to think
we're not *progressing* very much as humans....
Jan Curtis IBSSG
From: bettie watson <>
Date: Wednesday, June 14, 2000 1:27 PM
Subject: [BS-L] Graverobbers nab jewelry
>>From Daily Star-- online http://www.hammondstar.com
>Hammond La. Thursday June 8,2000
>by Joe Gould Daily Star Staff Writer
>Theives steal valuables damage 15 vaults in Baptist La. Cemetery.
>Graverobbers took jewelry from at least one corpse and damaged 15 tombs at
>small rural cemetery in apparent robbery attempts Tuesday, a Tangipahoa
>Parish Sheriffs " spokeswoman said.
> "It was horrible" said said Shirley Williams ,63, of Hammond, whose
>fathers tomb was uncovered. My daddy died of lung cancer . When you bury
>somebody and their resting place is damaged it,s like going through it all
> Relatives of people entombed at Gatlin Cemetery expressed disbeliefat
>the damage, which included four opened above-ground stone vaults and more
>than a dozen chipped vault covers.
> The 100 graves at Gatlin cemetery contain relatives of the Gatlin
>family and residents of the Baptist area, said Burleigh Soape, a distant
>relative of the cemetery's founder.
> Ater Nellie Addisons' relatives confirmed that her watch ring and
>necklace were missing Wednesdy evening detectives began checking other
>graves to determine whether they were ransacked, Giannoble said.
> Crime stoppers of Tangipahoa Parish is offering a reward of up to
>$1000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the parties
> Giannoble said institutional vndalism carries a penealty of between
>six months and ten years in jail and up to $10,000 fine depending on the
>cost of the damage. Desecration of graves carries a fine of up to $500 and
>up to six months in jail.
>Bettie Belle --I have been very ill and now out of hospital and slowly
>getting out of the ditch and on the road to recovery and back for brief
>periods at computer--sure did miss my lists lyinging all connected to those
>IV and O2 lines and tied by all those lines to the bed-------Just had to
>type this to U.
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