Headstones found vandalized at Memphis cemetery over the weekend

Headstones found vandalized at Memphis cemetery over the weekend
Vandalism at New Park Cemetery in Whitehaven

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - Clean-up is underway at a Memphis cemetery after vandals hit over the weekend.

Headstones were discovered knocked over and damaged at New Park Cemetery in Whitehaven.

In some places, tire marks are visible in the grass. The ground was also disturbed in other areas.

Photos of the damage were posted to social media, drawing outrage from families with loved ones in the cemetery.

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Posted by Aaliyah Douglass on Sunday, December 30, 2018

New Park Cemetery released a statement Monday, saying they are working to repair and clean up the area.

“We are aware of areas within the cemetery that appears to have had some vandalism to the area and are working on repairing and straightening the area as the inclement weather allows,” said Hal Mandelman, general manager of New Park Cemetery.

Mandelman said anyone with questions or concerns can call their office at (901) 785-7150 or visit their website at www.newpark.net.

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