A former Connecticut cemetery caretaker was cuffed Thursday in connection with the desecration of dozens of graves.
Bridgeport police said they found piles of human bones, casket pieces and headstones chucked like trash into the woods around the Park City Cemetery to make way for the newly dead. They also found new graves stacked on top of old ones, separated by a new layer of dirt.
Dale LaPrade, 64, who oversaw 57-acre grounds with her husband Daniel since the 1980s was charged with felony interference with a cemetery.
Complaints from relatives, who estimated that more than 100 graves were either disinterred or had new remains buried on top of them, led police to search the cemetery in September.
Following the gruesome discovery by detectives, a civil court judge ousted LaPrade from the cemetery last week.
The cemetery was established in 1878 and it appears that many veterans’ gravesites were disturbed. One veteran’s gravestone was found in a garage.
LaPrade was released on promise to appear in court Dec. 18. She didn’t return a call from The Post.
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