Deputies: 24 bronze urns stolen from Kentucky cemetery

Posted at 5:27 PM, Nov 24, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-24 17:27:15-05

LILY, Ky. (AP) — Deputies in Kentucky say 24 bronze urns were stolen from a cemetery, and a mausoleum was vandalized in incidents they suspect are related.

A news release says the Laurel County Sheriff's Office continues to investigate what happened at Cumberland Memorial Gardens near unincorporated Lily, about six miles south of London.

The sheriff's office was notified by management Thursday of the vandalism in the mausoleum, which was reported as a forced entry into a tomb. The family of the disturbed tomb was notified.

Then on Friday, a deputy returned to Cumberland Memorial Gardens after the facility's management determined that two dozen urns were stolen.

Sheriff's officials are asking anyone with information about the case to contact them at 606-864-6600.