Update: Thefts of tombstones at Greenwood Cemetery began May 25th

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The groundkeeper told police that over the past three weeks, he has discovered tombstones from the 1800’s stolen each week with a total of seven or eight stolen.

GREENWOOD (DE) BY DIGITAL STAFF: Delaware State Police are investigating missing tombstones from a Greenwood cemetery that dates back to the 1800’s.

Police say they troopers responded to the St. Johnstown Cemetery at 13471 St. Johnstown Road, in Greenwood Tuesday after a groundskeeper reported the missing tombstones.

The groundkeeper told police that over the past three weeks, he has discovered tombstones from the 1800’s stolen each week with a total of seven or eight stolen.

These tombstones were the among the oldest in the cemetery. It’s unknown why the groundkeeper didn’t report the thefts earlier and police say the thefts occurred between May 25-June 15. 

Anyone with information regarding these thefts should contact Delaware State Police Troop 5 by calling 302-337-1090. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at http://www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com

If you or someone you know is a victim or witness of crime or have lost a loved one to a sudden death and are in need of assistance, the Delaware State Police Victim Services Unit/Delaware Victim Center is available to offer you support and resources 24 hours a day through a toll free hotline 1800 VICTIM-1. (1-800-842-8461). You may also email the unit Director at debra.reed@state.de.us.

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