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Police looking for cemetery vandals in Shelby County

MORRISTOWN, Ind. (WISH) — Police in Shelby County want to find who vandalized a historic cemetery in Morristown.

The Morristown Police Department said someone damaged 22 headstones at the Davis-Bennet Cemetery.

Police said the damage happened sometime between Aug. 5 and Aug.12. 

Some of the graves inside the cemetery date back to the early 1800s. One of the headstones damaged belongs to a husband and wife. The husband was a veteran of the Revolutionary War.

Police ask anyone with information to come forward to help them with their investigation. The department’s number is 765-763-6748.

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At this time, police are unsure the cost amount of damage. The police department says that Greenfield Granite Co. has volunteered to repair the damaged stones.