Two Half-Ton Burial Vaults Stolen From Cemetery

September 11, 2009
Advertisement

Paul Hazelgrove is a veteran of the funeral business, and the case of the missing vaults confounds him.

Two of the concrete chambers went missing from a cemetery over Labor Day weekend. They were last seen Friday stored behind a warehouse at Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens on Shoulders Hill Road along with a third, older vault, a city spokeswoman said. No one noticed they were gone until Tuesday, when just the older one remained.

Hazelgrove, market manager for Dignity Memorial, of which the Suffolk cemetery is part, can’t imagine who would steal such a thing.

Advertisement

“I’ve been in this business over 20 years,” and this is a first, he said.

The vaults weigh about 1,000 pounds each, he said.

“Somebody would need the right type of equipment and a heavy-duty-type truck” to move them, he said.

They’re worth about $300 each, according to a police report. Hazelgrove isn’t aware of a black market for vaults. “We sell them at cemeteries, and funeral homes sell them,” he said.

Source: PilotOnline.com

CDFuneralNews

CDFuneralNews

ConnectingDirectors.com is the leading online daily publication for funeral professionals with a reader base of over 45,000 of the most elite and forward-thinking professionals in the profession. With ConnectingDirectors.com we have created a global community through an online platform allowing funeral professionals to Stay Current. Stay Informed and Stay Elite.
CDFuneralNews
Advertisement

You may be interested

Studio Nienke Hoogvliet Designs Cremation Urn Using Plastic Derived From Wastewater
Cremation
175 views
Cremation
175 views

Studio Nienke Hoogvliet Designs Cremation Urn Using Plastic Derived From Wastewater

CDFuneralNews - December 14, 2017

Originally Published on Dezeen Studio Nienke Hoogvliet has harnessed a method of transforming wastewater into bioplastic, and used it to create a sustainable cremation…

ICCFA, Wilbert and Pierce Mortuary Colleges Partner to Offer Live Streaming Cremation Training
Funeral Industry Press Releases
91 views
Funeral Industry Press Releases
91 views

ICCFA, Wilbert and Pierce Mortuary Colleges Partner to Offer Live Streaming Cremation Training

CDFuneralNews - December 14, 2017

STERLING, VA  – The International Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Association has partnered with Wilbert and Pierce Mortuary Colleges to bring…

American Funeral Director Honors ‘Funeral Director of the Year’
Funeral Industry Press Releases
106 views
Funeral Industry Press Releases
106 views

American Funeral Director Honors ‘Funeral Director of the Year’

CDFuneralNews - December 14, 2017

WALL, N.J. — Danny Jefferson, location manager at Pierce Jefferson Funeral & Cremation Services in Kernersville, North Carolina, has been…

Comments