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Grave robbers may have dug up bodies

BULLOCH CO., GA (WTOC) -

Bulloch County Sheriff's Office Investigators say grave robbers may have torn up a family cemetery off of Old River Road.

The family that owns the land discovered two giant holes near gravestones earlier this week.

"I stopped and noticed the mounds of dirt while we were walking the property lines to clear land," Zachary Grizzard said.

Grizzard says most of the headstones date back to the late 1800s.

Many of the graves belong to members of the same family. But it appears two of them could now be missing.

"I didn't really worry about it after we discovered this. And then the next day my mother told me she couldn't sleep. I asked her what bothered her and she said she thought maybe a cult came back here and dug it up," Grizzard said.

The Grizzards called the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

Investigators suspect someone dug up the graves and may have stolen bones or valuables buried with the dead.

"It's sad to think about the family and what they might think. What their extended family down the line might think. They would probably be pretty upset," Grizzard said.

If you have any information about what may have happened, contact Investigator Walter Deal with the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office at 912-764-8888.

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