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    1. [LA-CEMETERY-PRESERVATION] Cemetery bones stolen for black magic rites / Attorney General Investigates Bone thefts - HOLT
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    3. http://www.ksla.com/story/30768741/cemetery-bones-stolen-for-black-magic-rites Cemetery bones stolen for black magic rites Posted: Dec 16, 2015 12:50 PM PST <em class="wnDate">Wednesday, December 16, 2015 3:50 PM EST</em>Updated: Dec 23, 2015 12:50 PM PST NEW ORLEANS, LA (WWL/CBS) - Reports of people stealing bones from cemeteries in New Orleans have led the Louisiana Attorney General’s office to investigate.Holt Cemetery is where Keyona Parish comes at least twice a week to make sure the final resting places of her mother, brother and grandfather are well-kept. She was shaken to learn that people have been stealing bones, teeth and other human remains from the graves in the cemetery.“I think that’s very nasty and disgusting and how would you feel it that was your family? It’s no words to describe that,” Parish said.In a Facebook post, a woman in New Orleans described how the bones wash up after a rain. She goes on to say Holt Cemetery is where she gets human bones for curse work and spells, then asked if anyone would be interested if she started selling them.Adam Stevenson, president of the organization Save our Cemeteries said as bad as it sounds, it’s not an unusual occurrence.“I would love to say that my reaction would be I can’t believe something like this would happen, but unfortunately we see this far too often…” he said.Ryan Seidemann of the State Attorney General’s Office said that Holt Cemetery is the second place in a week where they’ve dealt with this disturbing problem.Seidemannn said Holt Cemetery is one of the worst with this problem and there is a lot of turnover in the cemetery. It’s different from other cemeteries in New Orleans in that the people are buried underground.The remains break down quickly and the graves cave in.The penalty for such a thing is not as steep as you might think. It is a misdemeanor.But for the families whose loved ones rest there, it's a crime against the living and the dead.Copyright 2015 WWL via CBS. All rights reserved -------------------ALSO on Social Media http://slushi.tumblr.com/post/135397051730/66point6-felweed-flanspositive ----------------------------------- http://www.wwltv.com/story/news/local/orleans/2015/12/14/attorney-general-investigates-bone-thefts-cemetery/77334030/ Attorney general investigates bone thefts at cemetery Wynton Yates / Eyewitness News 10:22 p.m. CST December 14, 2015 NEW ORLEANS -- For Keyona Parish, Holt Cemetery is where she comes to spend time with her mother, brother and grandfather.At least twice a week she comes to make sure their final resting place is well kept. But Monday, she learned of disturbing reports of people stealing bones, teeth and other human remains from graves in the cemetery."I think that's very nasty and disgusting, and how would you feel if that was your family?" Parish said. "No words to describe that."In a recent Facebook post, one local woman describes how the bones wash up after it rains. She goes on to say this is where she gets her human bones for curse work and spells, and then asks if anyone would be interested if she started selling them.But for Adam Stevenson, president of the organization Save Our Cemeteries, his reaction to the bone thefts wasn't one of surprise."Unfortunately I would love to say that my reaction would be, I can't believe something like this would happen, but unfortunately we see this far too often with a casual regard to such things," Stevenson said.And when these things do happen, they call Ryan Seidemann. He's the man with the attorney general's office tasked with investigating theft at graveyards."We dealt with one of these problems last week and this one came up this weekend," Seidmann said.Seidemann said that Holt Cemetery is one of the worst with this problem. He explained that it's because unlike the other cemeteries in this city, the people buried are underground."The remains break down quickly and there is a lot of turnover in the cemetery," Seidemann said.The penalty for such a thing may not be as steep as you think. It's a misdemeanor."What if that was your mother, your brother, or your father, or your child?" Parish said. "You wouldn't like that."  

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