Vandals Dig Up 1882 Grave in Lee County

The sheriff of Lee County is on the hunt for vandals who dug up the grave of a man buried in 1882.

The Opelika-Auburn News reports someone removed the hefty slab and dug a significant hole at the grave of early Lee County settler Samuel Jones.

Lee County Sheriff Jay Jones said he can’t say for sure if the vandals disturbed the settler’s remains, but investigators found an empty hole. The sheriff says the culprits may have been looking for valuables buried with the body.

It’s not the first time Samuel Jones’ grave at Flint Hill Cemetery has been disturbed. An obelisk marking the grave was knocked over and broken last year.

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