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Viewer recognizes parents' grave site theft

Bobby Allon Edwards and his wife, Laura Ann Stilwell Edwards Bobby Allon Edwards and his wife, Laura Ann Stilwell Edwards
Ms. Luster recognized this photo of a disturbed grave site as that of her mother's and father's resting place. Ms. Luster recognized this photo of a disturbed grave site as that of her mother's and father's resting place.
WETUMPKA, AL (WSFA) -

A viewer reading WSFA 12 News' report in regards to copper thefts of military headstones in a Wetumpka cemetery reached out after recognizing her parents' headstone in the report.

Bonnie Edwards Luster shared a photo of her parents and allowed us to share her email with other viewers. It reads:

Thank you for covering this story. My Father, Bobby Allon Edwards was a victim of this senseless crime. I didn't have to call the contact number for info....I knew when I saw the picture, it was my parent's marker. 

My sister and I discussed today how proud our Father was of the arrangements he had prepared for himself and our Mother, Laura Ann Stilwell Edwards.  I also remember the pride I felt in my chest when the marker was delivered and complete. 

I am so sickened by this act of disrespect. My Father and my Mother were very kind and generous people.  My Father was known for giving the shirt off his back, and I would like to say....if the thieves would have had an opportunity to ask my Daddy, he would have given them the vase.

The photo Ms. Luster sent includes her mother and father during what was to be their last Christmas together.

The person or persons responsible for the crimes have yet to be taken into custody. If you have any information, contact CrimeStoppers at 215-STOP.

For information on the condition of a loved one's headstone call: (334) 567-2143.

Copyright 2011 WSFA 12 News. All rights reserved.


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