Missing head stone vases recovered near Mississippi River - KMSP-TV

Missing head stone vases recovered near Mississippi River

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Two days after reports of missing bronze vases surfaced at area cemeteries, two park users reported a large number of suspicious containers at the Camden boat launch in North Mississippi Regional Park Thursday night.

Police say the vases match the description of the vases recently stolen from Washburn-McReavy's Glen Haven Cemetery in Crystal.

The recovered containers have been sent to the Minneapolis Crime Lab for identification and processing.

Families were devastated after over 100 of the bronze vases were stolen off head stones in the Crystal cemetery. Nearly 50 vases were also reported stolen at the Crystal Lake location in North Minneapolis as well.

The cemeteries are offering free plastic replacements and new vases at wholesale for $200. Each vase can be worth between $200 and $500.


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