Human Remains Discovered in Thomas County

By: Matt Galka Email
By: Matt Galka Email

Thomas County, Georgia -- April 10, 2012

Gross Vault and Monument company has volunteered to reinter the remains found in a Boston cemetary. Caretakers at Carroll Hill Community Cemetery called the Thomas County sheriff's cemetary after discovering the remains and a broken slab of a grave at the end of March. The name on the slab read 'Berthene Range,' but no family members have come forward to identify where the grave was originally.

Thomas County, Georgia -- April 3, 2012 -

Sunday was April Fool's Day but a call to the Thomas County Sheriff's office was no joke.

"Sunday we received a call from some caretakers at a local cemetery, located on B Green road in Thomas County...they discovered some bones that appeared to be human," said Lt. Tim Watkins of the Thomas County Sheriff's Office.

The caretakers of Carroll Hill Community Cemetery contacted members of the community who had ties there and they asked if anyone had done any digging. No one came forward, so they contacted the sheriff's office.

"We discovered parts of human remains in one section of the cemetary, a mound of dirt that had been unearthed with human remains in another. Near the mound of dirt we found a slab," said Watkins.

On the remaining pieces of slab behind me you can make out the name 'Berthene' and a death date of 1942.

Not everything in the case is clear yet, but investigators say it may be someone just not dong the right thing.

"We think that someone was trying to dig a grave to put someon in and unearthed another grave. At that point they should have stopped and covered the other grave back up," explained Watkins.

Cemetery vandalism is a felony. A conviction carries a penalty of up to 5 years in prison.

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  • by Thom on Apr 5, 2012 at 01:08 PM
    The slab in the picture says 1946, not 1942.
  • by Anonymous on Apr 4, 2012 at 01:39 PM
    "Human remains discovered", eh? That means it could not possibly be Dick Cheney ...
  • by 1stlttightwad Location: Quitman on Apr 4, 2012 at 05:32 AM
    Doing the right thing??? Dummy, there was a SLAB laying nearby that had been REMOVED!!!
  • by ga Location: tville on Apr 4, 2012 at 05:25 AM
    they will be marching in the streets and protesting.........WHERE IS AL AND JESSIE WHEN YOU REALLY NEED THEM !!!!
  • by Mr. SpellCheck Location: here on Apr 4, 2012 at 04:17 AM
    Ok, Well Matt, you and Lanetria must've gone to the same school of illiteracy together. I'd ask when you graduated but, then I remembered, you don't go if you don't want to. And it shows that neither one of you stayed long enough to learn the basic rules of writing(on a PC). First and foremost is always check your work. In other words, "USE SPELLCHECK", ask a friend or go bag groceries.
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      by Mr. SpellCheck on Apr 4, 2012 at 01:24 PM in reply to Mr. SpellCheck
      I have no life so I scold people on the internet for bad spelling and grammer.
  • by who cares Location: everywhere on Apr 3, 2012 at 04:21 PM
    i knew people had really lost it AND SOME ARE REALLY SCREWED UP, but this is crazy maybe the angel that is watching over BERTHENE 1942 and all the others with her have their souls still at peace! BECAUSE THE "FOOLS" THAT DID THIS HAVE NO SOUL !!!!! "WATCH YOUR BACK"
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      by Anonymous on Apr 4, 2012 at 04:30 AM in reply to who cares
      How do you know they have no soul? I thought everyone had a soul!
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        by Anonymus on Apr 4, 2012 at 10:37 AM in reply to
        I"M sorry thanks for correcting me your right!!!! EVERYONE DOES HAVE A SOUL!! THESE PEOPLE OR PERSON REALLY DIDN'T CARE ABOUT THEIR DAY OF JUDGEMENT DAY or their SOUL. WHAT a shame!! That was my meaning of who cares,obviously you had a much different LOOK of their actions. Again thanks for correcting my ignorant thoughts on their souls.Where would there's(souls) have been missing at the time of there CRAZYNESS of their actions.Maybe they didn't care!!! ENOUGH SAID!!!
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          by Thom on Apr 5, 2012 at 01:08 PM in reply to Anonymus
          Your post does not even makes sense.
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