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Stolen Gravesite Markers Being Returned

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BETHALTO, Ill. (AP)- Police in Bethalto are asking for the public’s help in returning grave markers, monuments and statues to families of the deceased.

The (Alton) Telegraph (http://bit.ly/1kjn8ky ) reports that the cemetery items were recovered after investigators in April arrested two brothers suspected of stealing them.

Police say they have only been able to identify family ownership of 11 of the items, and 14 statues remain unidentified. Authorities say the suspects routinely traveled in Madison, Macoupin and Montgomery counties.

Anyone whose relative’s grave site is missing a statue or marker is being asked to contact Bethalto police.

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