Grave robbers damage 2 Texas mausoleum tombs, open casket

By Mary Claire Patton - Digital Content Curator

BEAUMONT, Texas - Two mausoleum tombs were significantly damaged July 3 at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Beaumont, according to a Beaumont Police Facebook post.

A groundskeeper discovered damaged tombs, including one casket pulled out and opened, and called police.

It is believed the incident occurred between July 1 after 2 p.m. and July 3 at 9 a.m., according to the post.

Beaumont police are asking anyone with information about the crime to contact Southeast Texas Crime Stoppers at 409-833-TIPS.

"We are committed to investigating this terrible crime and are hoping that by reaching out to the public and asking for help, someone will remember seeing something or overhearing something that can help us find out who is responsible for this," said Beaumont Police public information officer Haley Morrow.

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