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Historic Baton Rouge cemetery damaged, police searching for suspects

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Posted at 10:14 PM, Jan 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-21 23:14:33-05

In Baton Rouge, police are searching for the suspects who damaged a historic African American cemetery.

Police say the sign in front of the Sweet Olive Cemetery was spray painted over the weekend.

So far there are no suspects, but police believe there is a connection to similar acts in the area.

The Advocate reports that Sweet Olive Cemetery is the oldest African American cemetery in the city and is the final resting place for many proficient black residents.