Vandals damage dozens of gravestones at NE Iowa cemetery

Up to 50 gravestones were toppled or moved at Elmwood Cemetery sometime between Monday night and Tuesday morning.

Posted: Jul 1, 2020 10:45 AM

WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — Police in Waterloo are investigating after dozens of gravestones were damaged in a late-night vandalism spree.

Up to 50 gravestones were toppled or moved at Elmwood Cemetery sometime between Monday night and Tuesday morning.

Cemetery manager Joe Fox told the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier that damage ranged from huge markers to a small headstone for a 2-month-old baby named Allen dating from the 1800s.

Waterloo police photographed the damage and collected evidence but had made no arrests as of Tuesday night.

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