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Van Zandt Co. authorities search for cemetery vase thieves

Released by the Van Zandt County Sheriff's Office:

On Tuesday January 24th, 2012 an Investigator from the Van Zandt County Sheriff's Office was dispatched to a call at Eubank Funeral Home in Mabank.

They reported a theft from the Eubank Cedar Creek Cemetery located at 16701 State Highway 198. The Investigator was advised that there were 37 vases stolen from various grave plots throughout the cemetery.

He immediately contacted Lt. K. Bradshaw of the Mabank Police Department. Through their joint investigation they were able to recover all 37 vases from a local metal recycling company. The company provided sales receipts showing that two (2) white males on three (3) separate occasions sold said vases. They were able to provide information to identify both suspects. All the property was safely returned to Eubank Funeral Home and warrants have been issued for the arrest of both suspects.

Theft from a corpse or grave is a state jail felony and each defendant may be facing multiple charges.

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