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Oldest Tombstones in Greenwood Cemetery Stolen- Greenwood


Date Posted: Wednesday, June 16th, 2021

Greenwood, DE- Delaware State Police are investigating thefts of tombstones from a Greenwood area cemetery.

On June 15, 2021, Delaware State Police responded to St. Johnstown Cemetery located at 13471 St. Johnstown Road, Greenwood, for a reported theft of tombstones. Over the past three weeks, the groundskeeper 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.

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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Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Heather Pepper

Released: 061621 1127

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