More than 170 headstones damaged at Jewish cemetery near St. Louis
University City, Missouri, St. Louis – Investigators are working to determine who vandalized more than 170 headstones at a historic Jewish cemetery near St. Louis.
Police would not say if they considered the vandalism at Chesed Shel Emeth Cemetery in University City to be a hate crime or not, according to KTVI. It is believed there was some organization behind the crime, meaning this was not the act of one individual.
More than 170 headstones were damaged. Video shot from above the cemetery shows scores of headstones toppled to the ground.
The investigation coincides with yet another round of bomb threats at Jewish community centers across the nation.
Police said they’re reviewing security camera footage from the area, but no arrests have been made as of Monday afternoon.