Gravedigger's excavator reported stolen

Tuesday, January 6, 2015
Photo provided by the New Madrid County Sheriff's Department.

NEW MADRID - The theft of an excavator from a cemetery is under investigation by the New Madrid County Sheriff's Department.

On Monday morning, a John Deere excavator, which was to be used to dig a grave, was left at the Mounds Park Cemetery. According to a news release from the Sheriff's Department, when the employee showed up a couple hours later to dig, the excavator was gone.

Anyone who has seen the excavator or has any information on the theft is asked to contact the New Madrid County Sheriff's Department at 573-748-2516. Tips can remain anonymous.

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