Headstones toppled at historic NJ cemetery

December 9, 2011 8:14:25 AM PST
Police say they have few leads about vandalism that's plaguing a historic cemetery in northern New Jersey.

Vandals have toppled approximately 150 headstones at Flemington Presbyterian Church cemetery a half-dozen times since Nov. 15. Some of the headstones date to the 19th century.

Police are puzzled because the cemetery is in the heart of the town and in plain sight of homes.

Hunterdon County Prosecutor Anthony Kearns told The Courier News of Bridgewater his office has joined the investigation because the cemetery is hallowed ground and a historic site.

The cemetery dates to 1791.


Information from: Courier News, http://www.mycentraljersey.com