Group concerned with Park Lawn Cemetery conditions

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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) – A group of upset people gathered at Park Lawn Cemetery in Evansville Saturday saying the plots have been neglected.

Many of them held up signs, some saying “let our loved ones rest in peace.”

Demonstrators said that at one point, the grass was so tall that it was up to their knees.

One woman told us her son’s headstone was vandalized last year on his birthday. She said that when it was replaced, it was put in the wrong spot.

“I’ve been waiting for 388 days for answers as to where my son’s at, but the only answer is there’s nothing that they can tell me right now. I have to wait for the actual owner to get in touch with me, and they’re located in Pennsylvania,” said Tammy Miles.

“The headstones haven’t been maintained. The mementos that people bring out here have all been taken up and pushed over to the side of the fence. They have a sign up now that said that they’re doing fall clean-up and that we can’t get our mementos back until November 1st. But when we go over to see exactly where they’re at, they’re down in the ground where they’re taking an excavator and just buried over everything.”

We reached out to management at the cemetery and are waiting to hear back.

Even though the city does not own the cemetery, Miles said she reached out to city council for help.

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