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The Dead Victimized In Lenoir

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LENOIR, NC - It seems metal poachers do not hold anything sacred. Unfortunately, that includes vases adorning grave sites.

This week, Blue Ridge Cemetery in Lenoir discovered more than 130 bronze vases missing from the tops of burial plots. Each vase is worth $300 and the theft amounts to more than $41,000.

"We've received over 100 calls today," said Sherry Nichols, customer service representative, Blue Ridge Cemetery. "We've had over 70 visitors coming in wanting to know what's going to happen, what's going to take place if they're responsible for it."


Lenoir Police is investigating the crime.

"We think they will be taking it to a recycling center and trying to recycle it," said Capt. Couby Stillwell, Lenoir Police. "We're stepping up patrol here at the cemetery. We've contacted recycle facilities to be on the lookout for these vases."


Individuals that had a family member's vase stolen will not be responsible for a replacement. According to Nichols, the City of Lenoir will provide new ones to each family at no charge.

Anyone with information about the crime is encouraged to contact Lenoir Police.

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