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Lynchburg’s Old City Cemetery vandalized multiple times in one week

Incidents include broken tombstones, stolen name marker

Lynchburg City leaders are asking for your help to find the person who vandalized the Old City Cemetery.
Lynchburg City leaders are asking for your help to find the person who vandalized the Old City Cemetery.

LYNCHBURG, Va. – Lynchburg City leaders are asking for your help to find the person who vandalized the Old City Cemetery.

Three tombstones were broken in the confederate section, and the word ‘traitors’ was scratched into the podium inside the belvedere. A name plaque was also stolen from another grave marker.

Lucas Peed, the cemetery’s marketing and events planner, said while acts of vandalism are not uncommon, it’s rare to have multiple incidents in one week.

“We certainly ask, if they could, to bring the plaque back. We’re not holding out hope on that. But we definitely hope that they’re held accountable for it and that this doesn’t happen again,” said Peed.

Volunteers are helping to fix the tombstones, and the cemetery is looking to install surveillance cameras.


About the Author:

Tim Harfmann joined the 10 News team in September 2020 and works at the station's Lynchburg bureau.