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Woman's grave desecrated in Lumberton

Posted December 31, 2009 12:28 p.m. EST
Updated December 31, 2009 2:53 p.m. EST

— 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.