(Griswold) A Griswold family is offering a $500 reward leading to the arrest and conviction of the person (s) who stole a three-piece bench from their daughter Kayleen’s gravesite located at the Whipple Cemetery northwest of Griswold.
It was a family gift from a cousin to celebrate my daughter’s life,” stated Patty Amos, the mother of Kayleen. “She was 21-years-old when she was killed in a pickup rollover accident on August 9th, 2011. The 3-piece concrete Garden Bench was engraved with the verse; “holes in heaven and the stars shining down so we know they are happy.”
Amos says the bench means a lot to her family and they want to get it back.” It has been a horrible year for all of us and then to have that taken on top of it. All of the family used that bench when we went out to visit Kayleen’s grave.”
It was first discovered missing sometime between April 23 and April 28, and if anyone has information in regards to this three piece bench set, contact the Pottawattamie County Sheriff’s Office at 712-328-2200.
June 13, 2012