Graverobbers vandalize Mildred cemetery

Somebody broke into a family's mausoleum in Mildred's Fairview cemetery and stole several items. Deputies are investigating a number of leads from the weekend incident.

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March 26, 2020 - 9:57 AM

The Mann family mausoleum in Mildred’s Fairview Cemetery, which was vandalized last weekend, gleams white in the spring sun. Photo by Trevor Hoag / Iola Register

MILDRED — “I just can’t believe that something like that would happen,” said Don Mann, whose family’s mausoleum in Mildred’s Fairview Cemetery was vandalized last weekend.

The above-ground vault contains the remains of Mann’s grandmother, Lette, and mother, Mamie, whose caskets were broken into and robbed.

Mann’s grandfather, Louis, built the mausoleum in 1924 because his grandmother “didn’t want to be buried in the ground.”

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