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Family upset after someone drives through Laurel County cemetery, destroying headstones

Published: Aug. 27, 2020 at 6:42 PM EDT
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LONDON, Ky. (WYMT) - The Laurel County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a person they say struck several headstones at Locust Grove Cemetery with an SUV late Wednesday night.

The cemetery is just off KY 363 about nine miles southwest of London.

Deputies say a silver Ford Expedition drove over numerous headstones and other markers before hitting a tree and becoming stuck. The SUV was abandoned and deputies discovered the vehicle had improper registration plates.

Katelyn Durham’s aunt and grandparents are buried at the cemetery and her family is asking a lot of questions after they believe sacred ground was trampled upon for no good reason.

“We don’t know why and that is what hurts the most because whoever had done this, no matter the reason they should have come forward,” said Durham.

Police say what is making this difficult is the truck that was abandoned did not have registration plates. They are hoping someone who lives in the area may have seen something or recognize the SUV.

“This is a place we go to pay our respects, this is all we have to come and talk to them,” said Durham.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Laurel County Sheriff’s Office at (606) 864-6600.

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