Coroner: Graves desecrated at Mississippi cemetery

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BILOXI, Miss. (AP) – Harrison County’s coroner calls it “total disrespect for the dead.”

Harrison County investigators recently received a court order to uncover a 13-year-old grave at Wolf River Cemetery. Based on what they discovered while they meticulously dug up that grave, a criminal investigation is now underway.

Coroner Gary Hargrove tells WLOX-TV that family members noticed a disturbance at the gravesite about a month ago. They were shocked to see a much greater disturbance about a week ago. That’s when they contacted authorities.

On Tuesday, both the coroner and detectives confirmed that the graves had been disrupted. They’re now searching for clues to find who could be responsible.

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Information from: WLOX-TV, http://www.wlox.com

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