APOPKA, Fla. - Police are investigating a local cemetery after two brothers' burial headstones at an Apopka cemetery were damaged and stolen.
Both incidents happened over the weekend at Edgewood Cemetery on East 1st Street. The Apopka Police Department responded to the cemetery regarding a felony criminal mischief of damaging a burial headstone.
A victim told police that a family member's headstone was damaged.
The next day, police returned to the cemetery for a second headstone that was discovered damaged and stolen. It was discovered that the vandalized headstone belonged to Camari Dennison, while his brother's headstone was stolen. Social media videos show someone smashing the stolen headstone into the other and driving away with it.
The brothers were killed in separate incidents over the last few years, the family told FOX 35 News.
"We will never get over the pain and to have to relive this all over again – we want to come to the cemetery and visit them and cry for good reasons and good memories, and just to be here, not to come here and cry because I got to look at a damaged headstone or a missing headstone," mother Monica Zoe told FOX 35 News.
"The Apopka Police Department is actively investigating both of these appalling crimes that have left the families of the decedents devastated due to the lack of empathy shown by the perpetrators," police said in a statement.
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An active criminal investigation is ongoing.
Anyone with information is urged to contact 1-800-423-TIPS or email APDTIPS@apopka.net.