The Associated Press
SAVANNAH, Ga. —
Police in Savannah are still searching for a missing body they say was taken during a burglary at a local cemetery.
Savannah-Chatham County police spokesman Julian Miller says officers were called east Savannah’s Hillcrest Cemetery Monday after employees found two caskets that had been removed from their vaults inside a mausoleum.
Miller says one of the caskets had been damaged and the body of a woman who died in 2001 had been removed from another casket. The woman’s identity has not been released.
Miller says police used a cadaver dog and a helicopter to search cemetery grounds, surrounding areas and storm water canals for the missing body.
Tipsters are asked to call Crimestoppers at (912) 234-2020. Miller says tipsters may be eligible for a cash reward.
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