Family believes razorback statues were stolen from grave in White Co.
WHITE COUNTY (KATV) —
The family of Howard Morris, Sr., visits his grave at the West Point Riverside Cemetary in White County every couple of weeks.
On Monday, the family noticed two red razorback statues missing from Morris’ grave.
They believe a thief hit.
“If you think you’re going to heaven, you’re wrong,” said Helen Holloway, Morris’ daughter. “God doesn’t allow thieves in his house.”
The two statues had been on Morris’ grave for 11 years.
As Holloway and her mother arrived to put up Christmas decorations on Monday, the statues were nowhere to be found.
"And when I noticed them, I liked to faint," said Irene Morris, the wife.
"All I want to ask is why did you have to go to a cemetery and steal from the dead?" asked Holloway.
The hogs were made by family friend in Georgia.
Each one is concrete and weighs at least 80 pounds.
Because of their weight, the family believes one person couldn’t have done it alone.
While Channel 7 was at the cemetery, the family also pointed out a sign on a child's grave, written by her parents.
It asked thieves to stop stealing from that grave.
In hopes of getting their belongings returned, Morris’ family has a message for the thieves.
"Just please bring them back," said Irene Morris.
"You won't be prosecuted, but if you don't, and we find out, you will be prosecuted to the fullest,” said Holloway. “And that's a promise."
Holloway did call the White County Sheriff's Office to report the statues as stolen. If you see them, or know about the theft, Holloway is asking that you call authorities.