Headstones toppled at historic central Indiana cemetery

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Police say vandals have damaged 22 headstones at a historic central Indiana cemetery.

Posted: Aug. 14, 2018 9:53 AM

MORRISTOWN, Ind. (AP) — Police say vandals have damaged 22 headstones at a historic central Indiana cemetery.

They say a caretaker discovered the damage at the Davis-Bennet Cemetery in Morristown on Sunday and believes it occurred sometime over the preceding week.

Police say headstones had been pushed over, broken or damaged by impact. WTHR-TV reports it's the second time in a year the cemetery 25 miles (40 kilometers) southeast of Indianapolis has been vandalized.

Graves in the cemetery date to the early 1800s. Police say the damaged headstones include that of a man who had served in the Revolutionary War.

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