Vandals cause over $100,000 damage to historic Green-Wood Cemetery

Authorities say vandals caused more than $100,000 in damage to the historic Green-Wood Cemetery earlier this week. Officials with the 174-year-old cemetery say the suspects destroyed 51 monuments late

News 12 Staff

Aug 25, 2012, 2:52 AM

Updated 4,248 days ago

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Vandals cause over $100,000 damage to historic Green-Wood Cemetery
Authorities say vandals caused more than $100,000 in damage to the historic Green-Wood Cemetery earlier this week. Officials with the 174-year-old cemetery say the suspects destroyed 51 monuments late Monday evening or early Tuesday morning when the cemetery was closed. Green-Wood's vice president of operations says it appears the vandals climbed over a fence and ran through the cemetery, recklessly knocking down statues, crosses and archways. He says many of the monuments date back to the 1800s and cannot be replaced. Officials say they are working closely with police, who've collected fingerprints and DNA from the scene. No arrests have been made. To watch an extended interview with the cemetery's vice president of operations, click on News 12 Extra on Optimum TV channel 612.


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