Father Outraged After Thieves Strike His Daughter’s Grave

Twice in the past few months someone has stolen flowers from graves at the Ryan Cemetery in Morgan County.

One of the graves targeted belongs to Amanda “Mandy” Brooke. Her father has found flowers missing from her grave twice, and now he is speaking out.

 “I don’t understand why somebody would stoop so low as to get something off of a grave, that is about as bad as it can get,” Hank Creel told WHNT News 19 from his daughter’s graveside Tuesday.

The issue has been reported in other cemeteries across the county, but Creel says it’s unimaginable  in rural Morgan County.

“This was my only child and this is all I have got left to honor her with,” Creel added.

The cemetery is near the Ryan Baptist Church. Church members are talking about installing a security camera. The Morgan County Sheriff’s Office has also been contacted. If you have any information about this theft contact the Sheriff’s Office.


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