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Woman's grave desecrated in Lumberton

Posted December 31, 2009

— Robeson County sheriff's officials are trying to figure out who dug up a woman's grave in the 1100 block of Crawford Road.

Authorities found the desecrated grave, which is in a private, family-owned cemetery, around 2:30 p.m. Wednesday. Authorities did not release the woman's name.

The top of the casket was removed, leaving the woman's body and the rest of her casket exposed, authorities said.

Family members and funeral home officials were working to fix the grave.

The FBI is assisting the Robeson County Sheriff’s Office with the investigation. Anyone with information should call 910-671-3100.


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  • oldrebel Dec 31, 2009

    I doubt that they were just "looking" for something, more than likely they knew exactly what they were looking for having seen it in the coffin during the funeral ceremony.
    If I were a betting man I'd bet it will turn out that someone either of the family, extended family or (supposedly) friend that is the grave digger. Time will tell.

  • terriersrfun Dec 31, 2009

    My family fills in the grave with concrete to prevent grave tampering.

  • THE ETERNAL Dec 31, 2009

    Unfortunately a lot of people dig up Indian mounds or graves...not much difference.

  • dnice20ecu Dec 31, 2009

    Hope the deceased can come back to haunt these individuals! Payback stinks!

  • Eduardo1 Dec 31, 2009

    jprime....GREAT QUESTION!

  • ncsu91938 Dec 31, 2009

    This is awful!

  • US VET Dec 31, 2009

    It's really frightening when you realize how many people with sick, deranged minds are out there walking among us. Just hope they are identified and procecuted harshly.

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  • HappyGirl08 Dec 31, 2009

    Yuck but I agree, they were probably looking for valuables.

  • Luv2Camp Dec 31, 2009

    Disgusting. What kind of low life would do such a horrible thing?

    All the more reason to get cremated. My dog and I will be cremated so we can spend eternity together.