Family Mausoleum Tampered With At Manhattan Cemetery

By: Lindsey Rogers Email
By: Lindsey Rogers Email

MANHATTAN, Kan. (WIBW) -- One of the city cemeteries in Manhattan was the scene of a break-in over the weekend after a family mausoleum was tampered with.

Riley County police say sometime between 8 AM on Saturday, April 28, 2012 and 12:45 PM on Sunday, April 29, 2012, someone damaged a large mausoleum at the Sunset Cemetery, located at 2000 Leavenworth Street in Manhattan, behind the campus of Manhattan High School West.

Michael Mohler, the cemetery caretaker, discovered the crime and reported it to police.

Riley County Police Department spokesman Lieutenant Josh Kyle says an unknown suspect pried open the mausoleum’s heavy vault doors and opened the top of the vault inside, leaving behind $4,000 worth of damage.

Kyle says the remains inside the mausoleum were not disturbed and nothing was taken.

The case is being investigated as a Criminal Trespass and Criminal Damage to Property.

Manhattan’s cemetery section is responsible for two municipal cemeteries. Sunset Cemetery is 45 acres and Sunrise is 80 acres.


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