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South Boston police confirm person of interest in thefts of cemetery urns

South Boston Police confirmed Thursday they have a person of interest in the thefts of at least 70 brass urns from Halifax Memorial Gardens Cemetery in March.

According to Detective Randy Redd, one of two Richmond men arrested for allegedly attempting to sell stolen urns in the Leesburg area is a person of interest in the Halifax County stolen urns case.

Kenneth Lamar Jones, 45, and Lorenzo Middlebrooks, 30, were taken into custody by the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office Saturday.

On March 12, South Boston Public Works notified the police department numerous brass vases were missing from headstones in Halifax Memorial Gardens Cemetery. 

When the town’s public works department began searching the Centerville cemetery, they noticed numerous brass vases that had been placed in the cemetery were missing. 

Authorities noted brass urns are not used in Oak Ridge cemeteries and most of the other local burial grounds.