Police keep thousands of items in property rooms

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Police are still trying to figure out where a tombstone from the 1870s was stolen from, but for now it is being stored with thousands of other items that are waiting to be claimed, returned or destroyed.

The tombstone has been in the Greenwood Police Department property room for 12 years, property room manager Jack Napier said. Police suspect it is from a cemetery in Kosciusko County, nearly three hours north of the city, but it isn’t something they’d ever be able to sell at auction and not something that they’re going to destroy.

Now, the tombstone is one of more than 15,000 items that are being stored at the Greenwood Police Department and other local police departments, along with thousands of other pieces of evidence, found bikes and other property.

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