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From: Lynna Kay Shuffield <>
Subject: [TX-LOOSE-ENDS] Vandals cause $100,000 in damage at cemetery in Waco, Texas
Date: Mon, 28 Jan 2013 12:57:28 -0800 (PST)
WACO, TX -- Waco police say vandals caused an estimated $100,000 in damage at a cemetery by destroying some monuments, grave markers and statues.
Large crosses were broken off their bases and full-size angel statues were on the ground at Oakwood Cemetery.
Police say the vandalism happened sometime between late Friday and early Saturday.
Waco police Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton says some of the destroyed items are believed to be irreplaceable because of their age and historical value.
The large cemetery was established in 1878 and has more than 36,000 graves. It is the final resting place for several notable figures, including some Civil War leaders, former Texas governors and the inventor of Dr Pepper.
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