Headstones overturned at cemetery near Steger
BY CASEY TONER email@example.com June 12, 2012 11:54PM
Updated: July 14, 2012 6:41AM
Bernadine Gwiazda was at Calvary Catholic Cemetery near Steger on Monday to visit the gravesites of her in-laws, Anna and Vincent Gwiazda, when she saw their headstones had been flipped over.
That was the case with dozens of markers in the cemetery, police said Tuesday.
“It was very devastating to us, as it was to so many people,” said Gwiazda, 82. “It’s just not right. The dead should be left to rest in peace.”
The Cook County Sheriff’s police are investigating, as 44 tombstones were overturned at the cemetery near Steger Road and Western Avenue, a sheriff’s spokeswoman said.
Police received a call Saturday from a cemetery visitor about the headstones, she said.