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Graves destroyed at Pike County cemetery

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Posted at 8:08 PM, Dec 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-20 20:09:05-05

BELFRY, Ky. (MTN)  — Kentucky State Police are investigating after 30 graves were vandalized at a Pike County cemetery.

According to Mountain Top News, the vandalized graves were discovered at the Little Stone Old Regular Baptist Church. Several of the headstones were kicked over. A person leaving flowers at the grave of a loved one made the discovery and contacted authorities.

A shovel was also found on the scene. The perpetrator had appeared to be trying to dig up dirt over a coffin that had been there since the 1800s.

"I don't know how many families are up there, but somebody, they completely destroyed this cemetery," Trooper Hoyt Smith told MTN.

If you have any information, you can contact state police in Pikeville.