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Cemetery gravesite desecrated

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Canaan Cemetery near Brodnax
SoVaNow.com / March 26, 2014
The Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office has launched an investigation into the desecration of decade-old gravesite at Canaan Cemetery near Brodnax.

Mecklenburg County Sheriff Bobby Hawkins said deputies received a call around 5 p.m. Monday from a person who claimed a grave had been disturbed at the cemetery, located near the corner of Canaan Church Road and Blackridge Road near the Mecklenburg-Brunswick county line.

After digging around the gravesite of the woman who died over ten years ago, deputies concluded that the grave was desecrated, not merely disturbed by wild animals or rodents.

Since this is an ongoing investigation, Hawkins said he could not release any further details.

There is no evidence linking the crime to the recent theft of urns from Crestview Cemetery in South Hill, Hawkins said. He added that Sheriff’s Office investigators are working closely with the Virginia State Police on the case.

“In my 37 years in the law enforcement, I’ve never been involved with a grave desecration case,” said Hawkins.

It is a Class 1 misdemeanor to disturb or destroy the grounds of a cemetery. Additionally, it is a Class 4 misdemeanor to trespass on the grounds of a cemetery during the night. The maximum penalty for a Class 1 misdemeanor is a fine of $2,500 and maximum jail time of 12 months. Class 4 misdemeanors are punishable with a fine of $250.

Anyone with information about this crime is asked to contact the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office at 434-738-6171 or call Mecklenburg County Crime Solvers at 877-676-8477.

You do not have to give your name, just your information.



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