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A tomb in Rome, Georgia is trying to figure out how someone managed to inflict over $200,000 worth of repairs on a large statue commemorating the Confederacy, reports Northwest Georgia News.
According to the report, the memorial, located at the Myrtle Hill Cemetery, was erected in 1887 by “the Women of Rome,” with a infantryman station atop the bottom combined in 1909.
Cemetery officials contend that face of the infantryman “looked like it was surgically cut,” and that the statue’s hands — which held a purloin — were also removed.
“It’s just super unsatisfactory that somebody would go to that much difficulty to get up there, put a ladder up or whatever to strech it,” pronounced Rome City Manager Sammy Rich, with the tomb manager estimating repairs to the statue in additional of $200,000.
The repairs was detected on Thursday, with city workers summoned to mislay the statue while the city decides either to correct it and how to compensate for the repairs if they do.
Police have no suspects at this time.
Tom Boggioni is a author in San Diego, Calif.