Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Connecticut Cemetery Theft

Many thanks to commenter jnyfritz for pointing me toward this very sad story.

Police in Norwich, Connecticut have arrested a man for stealing and destroying a 120-year-old bronze statue from a Yantic cemetery. The statue used to adorn the grave of Sarah Osgood (d. 1881), but has been cut into pieces by the thief or thieves, who tried to sell it for scrap metal.

A restoration expert says that the statue can be repaired, but that it will be expensive and some pieces may have to be remolded.

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