Iraq Memorial Statue Stolen
Yakima, Wash. - A memorial dedicated to Washington soldiers who have died in Iraq was stolen on Monday night.
On Tuesday, families of those fallen soldiers gathered at the site, asking for the memorial to be returned.
Yakima City councilwoman Susan Whitman was the one who called police around noon to report the statue missing.
"This is above and beyond," she said. "It's more than just a piece of art, it's a statue, it's our hearts, it's our guys, it's a piece of us."
Whitman said the statue was put up the day before the Fourth of July this year.
It was erected as a memorial for fallen soliders in our area, who fought in the Iraq war.
Delbert Miles, the step-father of Jason Cook, amarine that died in the war, hopes it'll get returned soon.
"The statue weighed 175 pounds, it was bolted down, it was glued down, I mean somebody knows something and hopefully they can come forward with it," he said.
There were no visible tracks from vehicles on the grass where the statue stood and the weight of the statue would've made it tough for one person to steal it.
So police are looking for multiple suspects and their investigation is ongoing.
Police are asking anyone with any information about the incident to call 911.