Vandals damage Klamath Falls mausoleum

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – A cemetery in Klamath Falls was damaged by vandals Thursday night, just before the Memorial Day weekend.

Police were called to Eternal Hills and Memorial Gardens at around 6:30 Thursday evening.

Klamath County Sheriff Chris Kaber said, “Our deputies were notified by someone that went out to visit their relative that there had been some vandalism in the mausoleum area.”

Deputies found that 12 different niches in the mausoleum had been disturbed.

“The covers had been taken off, there had been urns removed from some, and a few items taken from some of these niches, as well as some damage,” Kaber explained. “And there had actually been some spillage of some cremains.”

The mausoleum has been cleaned up, and minor damage repaired.

Sheriff Kaber is now asking for your help with the investigation. “Somebody knows who did this, and we would just like to know what that is so that we can hold them accountable.  It’s a despicable act, there’s no doubt about that.”

The Sheriff says his office is taking steps to contact all of the victims of the vandalism.

Those with any information are asked to contact the Klamath County Sheriff’s Office.

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