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Vandals cause damage at Herrin cemetery

HERRIN, IL (KFVS) - Herrin police are looking for those responsible for damaging a statue at San Carlo Cemetery.

Officers say a six foot statue was pushed off its base and a dumpster was also overturned over the weekend.

Herrin police say the incident happened either late Saturday evening, April 11, or early Sunday morning, April 12. 

People in the area say this act of vandalism is just sad.

"I mean it's pretty horrific for somebody to do that," Ronnie Absher said. "I mean people have their loved ones out there, and it's just... people who would do that, it is just pathetic."

Officers state the incident is currently under investigation.

Anyone who may have any information is encouraged to contact the Herrin Police Department at 618-942-4132.

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