Baby Remains Stolen from Cemetery
The remains of an infant buried 83 years ago were dug up Sunday and taken from a cemetery in Barron County, Wis., the Star Tribune reported.
With Halloween approaching, this could be a prank gone too far, Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald said.
"This time of year you kind of wonder," he said. "It's a different one. I just hope it is the last one," Fitzgerald said.
The Star Tribune reported that the robbers left pieces of the wooden coffin, piles of dirt and the tombstone, which said the year 1925 and the inscription "Baby Locke."
There are no suspects or clues of a motive, Fitzgerald said.
He said he has never seen anything like this in 16 years as an officer, the Star Tribune reported.
The graveyard, Pioneer Rest Cemetery, is still in use and is well-kept. The robbery has area residents concerned "about other people buried here who are from the area," Fitzgerald said.
"I hope it was some sort of childish prank some kids did that got a little out of hand," Fitzgerald said. "It is disturbing. And you add that it was a baby's remains."It affects people."
Source: Star Tribune