Colton, California – Twice-Stolen Gravestone Returned to Historic Cemetery

Posted by admin on Sep 6, 2012

Stolen twice, hit with a hammer, and missing for about four decades, the stone belonging to Riverside resident and World War I veteran Tannie Peña will soon be reunited with its owner, hopefully for good this time.

The stone now sits in the office at the Agua Mansa cemetery, where it waits to be remounted next month and celebrated in a Nov. 2 ceremony. How it found its way back to the cemetery is part mystery, part luck and part Internet-age detective work.

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