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Thieves Steal Headstone From Dalton Gang's Grave

COFFEYVILLE, KANSAS -- Stealing a headstone is bad enough. It's even worse when it's part of old outlaw history.

But that's what happened just across the state line in Coffeyville, Kansas, where residents put an end to the Dalton gangs robbing ways nearly 120 years ago...........

Four gang members were killed. But as the town prepares to mark the event this year, there's something missing, thanks to thieves......

Someone took the headstone from the grave of three of the slain Dalton gang members from Elmwood Cemetery.


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How pathetic..
 
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Isn't that a kicker? I hope they drop it on their feet.


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COFFEYVILLE — The tombstone that was stolen from the gravesite of several Dalton gang robbers in early October has been recovered.

Commander Mike Brown of the Coffeyville Police Department said the tombstone was found by an employee of the Watco, Inc., while the employee was checking on rail cars north of Coffeyville near the intersection of county road 5100, or Sunflower Road. The tombstone was found near a creek.

The Watco employee recognized the tombstone as the one that sat on the grave of outlaws Bob Dalton, Gratton Dalton and Bill Power at Elmwood Cemertery. The tombstone was reported missing from the gravesite in late October.

Detectives responded to the location and confirmed the headstone was indeed the missing Dalton headstone. The headstone was processed for fingerprints and returned to the rightful owners.

The headstone is scheduled to be reset at the Dalton gravesite sometime this week. The investigation into the theft of the headstone is continuing with evidence that was collected at the recovery site.


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