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Police Want to Return Grave Marker
CONCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) Police are asking Iowans to help officers return a grave marker that was found in a recycling bin.
Council Bluffs Police Capt. Terry LeMaster told The Daily Nonpareil that workers at the Council Bluffs Recycling Center found the marker last week.
The name on it is Megan Alaine Kjellberg, a 6-month-old child who died Jan. 2, 1986. The inscription on it reads: "Now you have the sun and stars to play with."
LeMaster says area cemeteries and funeral directors have been checked, as well as funeral and obituary databases and reports about stolen items.
LeMaster thinks someone might have stolen the marker thinking it was solid copper. When it turned out to be only copper coated, it was tossed into a recycling bin.