Marshall County Authorities Find Several Headstones

Friday, July 17, 2015

Authorities in Marshall County say vandalism was most likely not a factor in several discarded headstones being found beside a road earlier this week. District 4 Commissioner Jesse Swords says he and others picked up the headstones after they were reported Monday and held them for safe keeping.  Heath Thomas of the Marshall County Sheriff's Office says authorities traced names on the headstones to burial plots in DeKalb, Marshall and Cherokee counties and found that they had been replaced with new ones.  Thomas says the headstones were found on a sharp curve beside a road and likely fell off a truck being driven by a hauling company.

 

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