Resident finds strange ‘yard art’

Staff writer

A Marion resident doing some spring yard work stumbled upon a strange yard ornament he had never seen before on March 18.

A headstone belonging to a World War II veteran who died in the 60s was found in the resident’s back yard.

The resident, who doesn’t wish to be named, contacted Marion police, who investigated where the stone belonged and how it ended up in the residents back yard. After some research, it was discovered the stone was from a cemetery in Newton.

There were no records indicting why the stone had ended up in Marion from the cemetery, and police do not believe the Marion resident stole the stone.

Police returned the stone to its rightful resting place later in the week.

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