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Investigators say vandals broke into mausoleum, dumped out remains


NEW CASTLE, Pa. - Police are investigating a disturbing case of vandalism at a Lawrence County cemetery.

Authorities said remains were left all over the floor of a mausoleum that dates back to the 1800s.

The vandalism was reported earlier this week at the Greenwood Cemetery on the west side of New Castle.

According to police, vandals broke through the stone door, went inside and pulled out the vaults. Investigators said the vandals then dumped all of the remains on the ground.

“That’s ridiculous. They have no morals,” John Fuqua said Thursday when he visited the cemetery.

Ann Castillona said she was also upset about the vandalism, but would like to catch those responsible.

“I’ll tell you this much, I’m not afraid. If I see something going on, I will approach them and call the police,” Castillona said.

Anyone with information on the vandalism is asked to contact police.