Cemetery headstones damaged and destroyed, reward offered; Authorities seeking your help, anonymous tips can be submitted to Cherokee County Sheriff

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CHEROKEE COUNTY, Kan. — Discovered on Tuesday, damages by vandals knocking over gravestones at a southeast Kansas cemetery.

“A $500.00 Reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever is responsible for damaging gravestones at the Lowell Cemetery, outside of Baxter Springs. The damage was discovered on [Tuesday], May 11, 2021.”

Our cameras observed numerous large headstones, some dating back 100 years toppled over. Comparatively a smaller number were knocked over and were damaged beyond repair. Previous stories we have covered where cemeteries were vandalized include March of 2017 at Paradise Cemetery south of Jasper, Missouri. And then in 2019 in Lawrence County at Lee Cemetery in Verona, Missouri.

Anyone with information can contact the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office at 620-848-3000. 620-429-3992 or text 888777. Just type ‘tip cherokee’ followed by whatever information you’re able to provide.” — Cherokee County Kansas Sheriff’s Office

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A $500.00 Reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever is responsible for…

Posted by Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office – Kansas on Wednesday, May 12, 2021

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