Iowa Cemetery Vandalism: Illinois Woman Suspected of Desecrating 20th-Century Grave

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Le Claire, IA – A historic grave in Glendale Cemetery, belonging to a 20th-century couple, was the recent target of desecration, allegedly by a woman from Illinois. 

The Le Claire Police Department is reaching out to the community for assistance after the grave site was found vandalized. The incident is reported to have taken place between the hours of 6:00 PM and 7:30 PM on Sunday, March 24th, 2024. Authorities are describing the suspect’s vehicle as a white older-model sedan with Illinois license plates, and possibly driven by a white female. 

The police are actively seeking any exterior camera footage from residents near the cemetery that could lead to further insights into the crime. This violation of the cemetery’s sanctity, particularly a grave of such historical significance, has deeply affected the Le Claire community. The police underscore the importance of preserving local history and are determined to hold the responsible party accountable. Residents with any information are urged to contact the Le Claire Police Department at 563-289-4242 ext.1. The restoration of peace and order to Glendale Cemetery is of the utmost concern to the community and its officials.

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