Greenville (NC) police investigating stolen Confederate grave marker

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(The Daily Reflector) A monument to unknown Confederate soldiers has been stolen from a historic Greenville cemetery, the city’s police department reported.

Supervisors at the Cherry Hill Cemetery, 200 S. Pitt St., reported the theft after 3 p.m. on Friday, according to an incident report from the department.

The pillar-shaped memorial served as a gravestone to soldiers who fought for the Confederacy in local conflicts during the Civil War, a spokeswoman for the department said.

The City of Greenville is listed as the victim on the report. The grave marker is valued at $10,000.

Power tools appear to have been used to cut the monument from its base, at which point the pillar was stolen. The incident report said the pillar was last known to be secure at 3 p.m. April 13.

As of Tuesday no suspects had been developed.

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