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BURLINGTON, Ind. (WISH) — A Peru man who had been reported missing Monday in Kokomo was found dead Tuesday morning in a crashed truck that went into a ravine in western Howard County, police said.

Anthony M. Benedict, 26, was driving south on County Road 1150 West from State Road 22 to County Road West 00 North-South when his purple 1994 Ford Ranger drove straight through a curve, went off the road, struck a tree and came to rest in a steep ravine out of view from the road, according to a news release from Capt. Jordan J. Buckley, patrol commander of the Howard County Sheriff’s Office in Kokomo.

A Burlington Fire Department crew and Community Howard Regional Health medics was called to a report of the crash about 9:35 a.m. Tuesday. Benedict was pronounced dead at 10 a.m.

The crash site was about 2 miles east of Burlington.

An autopsy was set for Wednesday at Community Howard Regional Health, a hospital in Kokomo.

Anyone with information was asked to call Deputy Keith Chesshir at 765-614-3469.

BURLINGTON, Ind. (WISH) — The police department in this Carroll County community is seeking the public’s help after several gravestones were damaged. 

In a Facebook post, the Burlington Police Department showed photos of vandalism at Ball Hill Cemetery on East County Road 500 South near Cutler. 

The damage occurred between 4:45 p.m. Sunday and 8 a.m. Monday, police said. More than 40 gravestones were either painted or knocked over. 

Anyone with information was asked to call Burlington Town Hall at 765-566-3672.

Burlington is a town of 600 about 40 miles northwest of Indianapolis.

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