Sheep Pen Cemetery photographs courtesy of Scott Andersen - September, 2011 and April, 2012
"The Association for Gravestone Studies"
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"A cemetery may be considered as abandoned when all or practically all of the bodies have been removed therefrom and no
bodies have been buried therein for a great many years, and the cemetery has been so long neglected as entirely to lose its identity
as such, and is no longer known, recognized and respected by the public as a cemetery. 1953 OAG 2978."


A Straightened and Repaired Gravestone Restores Respect for the Deceased Person it Identifies

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Reporting Thefts at Knollwood Cemetery in Mayfield Heights, Cuyahoga County, Ohio


Click on title to link to a story published on December 1, 2012 on "Cleveland.com" under the "Police Blotter" about two necklaces valued at $500.00 apiece that were stolen, possibly as long as a year ago, from a crypt in Knollwood Cemetery.  

Currently on "Find A Grave", there are 2,233 interments listed at Knollwood Cemetery with 129 outstanding photo requests that are waiting to be claimed by area photo volunteers. Five famous interments are listed on "Find A Grave" for Knollwood Cemetery. 

Cemetery vandalism and thefts continue unfortunately.  Let's hope that the police have some leads for this crime.  It perplexes me, however, regarding what the reason could be to account for the delay by local authorities in learning of this crime since they state they feel the thefts may have occurred as long as a year ago.  Hopefully, sooner rather than later, we will read about progress being made with apprehending the person or persons responsible for these thefts and bring them to justice for this crime.

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