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Police Investigating Theft At the Zillah Cemetery

ZILLAH, Wash. - Zillah police are investigating the theft of an old burial book and other items from the maintenance office at the city cemetery. Public Works Director Tim Tilley says duplicate cemetery records of most burials are kept at City Hall, but the old cemetery book dating to the 1920s was one of a kind. He says it held information about how people died and was useful tool for families researching genealogy.

Tilley tells the Yakima Herald-Republic that burglars took a 600-pound safe containing the records, along with hand tools and a dump truck. Police say the burglary occurred Thursday night.

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