ONTARIO, Ohio (AP) — Police are trying to identify a woman who took a stuffed animal from an Ohio boy’s gravesite after other toys and solar nightlights were stolen from there.
On Saturday, the child’s family left a stuffed yellow duck for Easter at a cemetery in Ontario, near Mansfield. Surveillance video taken hours later shows a woman pick up the duck, look around and walk away.
Detective Jon Sigler says the duck was found today, apparently thrown along a cemetery road.
Sigler says toy tanks and flowers also have disappeared in recent years from the grave of the 14-month-old boy, who died in 2007.
His mother, Jaclyn Sheridan, tells The Mansfield News Journal that solar lights on other gravesites have been left alone and that she suspects her son’s grave has been targeted.