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Suspect vandalizes graves in Amelia cemetery

Posted at 5:02 PM, Sep 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-15 18:02:36-04

Deputies in St. Mary Parish are looking for a suspect who they say is responsible for vandalizing multiple graves in Amelia this week.

According to the sheriff's office, a suspect entered the Amelia Cemetery (St. Andrews Catholic Church Cemetery) in the early morning hours of Monday, September 14, and vandalized/desecrated graves.

Photos below show ths suepct and the vehicle used in the incident.

SMPSO said it was "unsettling" that a crime of this nature would be committed in a sacred place.

Anyone with information that would lead to the identification of the suspect can reach out to the sheriff's office on Facebook, on their website at, or call them at 337-828-1960.

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