Cemetery Vandalized

By: Alana Greenfogel Email
By: Alana Greenfogel Email

Mary Cannon made a stop at the Mishawaka Fairview Cemetery this morning. That's where her mother is buried. And even though she's passed, Mary says visiting her grave is like having her mom still around.

"Even though she's not there...she is...to us," Cannon says.

Mary's mother's grave is one of ten someone or group of people vandalized sometime Friday night or Saturday morning. They were knocked over...many of them badly damaged.

Mishawaka police don't know who did it, but say, it was probably kids.

Assistant chief Mike Samp says he's assuming it was "kids with time on their hands." "Maybe they're unsupervised...staying out a little later...warmer temperatures...nothing constructive to do, " Samp speculated.

This isn't the first time something like this happened at Fairview. Actually, in the last month, seven other tombstones were knocked over here.

Fairview's office manager, Boni Egierski, says she hopes the perpetrators realize how horrible their actions are.

"Please, please think of what you're doing," Egierski pleads. "It's not your business to come in and destroy something that's not yours."

And Mary Cannon, the woman visiting her mother, agrees. She says her mother's grave is a peaceful place between the two of them...and no one else.

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