Police are asking for help from the public in identifying the perpetrators of vandalism in the Wise Shepherd Cemetery on April 29th. Several graves in a 50’ area were desecrated and the remains removed.
“I know this isn’t the first time and probably won’t be the last, but it still shocks me every time someone gets it into their head to desecrate our graves,” said local historian Hector Ramirez. “I hope these bozos are caught and locked away. It’s just a crime that so much of damage can’t be undone.”
Police have identified some piles of material that they believe to be burned human remains, leading them to suspect that the vandals were motivated by some sort of pagan ritual. Police have also found several shoe prints and some undisclosed personal belongings that they hope will lead to a swift resolution.
Potential witnesses who were near Wise Shepherd at the time are asked to contact the Pinebox Police Department with any information about pedestrians or vehicles spotted in the area on the evening of the 29th and early morning of the 30th. Golan County Crimestoppers is offering a $500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for this crime.