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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."

Friday, June 23, 2017

Sharing a Respectful but Heart Wrenching News Article from the June 22, 2017 "Record Herald" in Fayette County, Ohio


Sharing this heart wrenching news article -- from the Fayette County "Record Herald" - in Fayette County, Ohio published June 22, 2017 by Ashley Bunton.  

"Mackenzie Branham body exhumed, then re-interred—graveside memorial set for Saturday"

Excerpted from this news story.:

"The community is invited to attend a graveside memorial service for Mackenzie Branham this Saturday at 5 p.m. at Fairview Cemetery in Jeffersonville.

Mackenzie’s body was exhumed for more testing Tuesday by the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office, according to Mackenzie’s father Donald Branham.
“There’s more that they can find today with DNA testing than they could 10 years ago so they exhumed her body for more DNA testing. Hopefully there is something there that will help with the case,” said Branham.
He said Mackenzie’s body was re-buried the same day. Mackenzie Branham was 8-years-old when she died tragically April 27, 2006 in a house fire that was set intentionally. The death was ruled a homicide but after more than a decade no leads have discovered the true cause of the fire."
A link to the (closed) Facebook Group: "Justice for Murdered Mackenzie Taylor Branham" 

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