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    NC man's ashes stolen from cemetery

    This is just too sad. Sometime between Aug. 25th and 27th, Charlie Jones's ashes were stolen. Other strange occurrences at the grave site preceded the theft. What is going on with these grave desecrations? My prayers go out to this family. There's an excellent interview with the father and lots of details in the video.

    http://news.mync.com/site/news/story...stolen-remains

    Devastated Family Seeks Return Of Son’s Stolen Remains


    "A place that was supposed to provide peace and comfort to the family of a young man who died unexpectedly last year has now become a place of torment. Someone stole the remains of Charlie Jones from his granite burial stone in a Fayetteville Cemetery.

    As he unwraps the plastic tarp he uses to temporarily cover the hole in his son’s headstone, Charles Jones Sr. just can’t fathom why the robbery occurred. “Why would someone do this? The boy is supposed to be resting in peace,” sighs Jones.

    On the day that Charlie Jones would have turned 28, his dad has no idea where his son is....."

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    "....“The praying hands that were on his grave were taken,” said Charles. Next, glittery nail polish was used to leave cryptic message on the rocks bordering the headstone earlier this month. Someone had scrawled the letters A I R I A. “We don’t know what it means,” said Charles Jones.

    Then the unthinkable happened, when Charle’s wife discovered the entire ash filled urn was stolen....."

    more at link

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    Another article. This poor family. The son committed suicide last September. A photo of the young man with his twins:

    http://www.fayobserver.com/articles/...24257?sac=Home

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    ok, wth is going on

    this is the third 'graverobbing' I've read about but if I'm not mistaken the thefts are in different states? (I think one was in PA anyway)

    are there copycats who think the first one was 'cool'?

    regradless, it's disgusting - I would be devastated if someone did this to me - are we going to have to install cameras at our cemetaries now?!

    the AIRIA could be anything - someone meant it to be cryptic cause they get a thrill out of disturbing people (or it could just be a teenage girl's name)

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    what is going on !!

    snip Someone had scrawled the letters A I R I A.
    hmmm

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    this might fit. i looked up AIRIA and there is a classic rock/progressive rock band out of Shallotte, NC named AIRIA not sure if i can put the myspace link. nothing much on it anyway. says its an unsigned band.
    we need to encourage harder sentencing on those that are harming our children. our children are worth it!!

    stop the circus!! these children as all children deserve to be found and justice brought forth for what has happened to them!!


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    I need to clarify something. After reading the second article, it appears that the ashes went missing between Aug. 18th and 20th. I wish reporters would gives dates rather than days.

    We have a thread about a little girl's (Paula Ream, who died in 1962) body and her casket being stolen from Lancaster, PA on Aug. 13th. On that thread are other cases sited, including a woman's body stolen and her marble crypt damaged last week:

    http://articles.lancasteronline.com/...#ixzz0xORC1sYN

    http://www.myfoxorlando.com/dpps/new...825-fc_9333726

    Are we going to have to start a thread on each of these? I wonder what the success rate is on solving these cases.

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    I'll post it as it might be connected. Just because they weren't signed doesn't mean that they weren't playing gigs. They have 122 friends and are based out of Stockbridge, GA which is a good 6-7 hour drive from Fayetteville. They do have a "vampire", goth tone and following. Possibly a fan who thought this might be a really fun prank?

    http://www.myspace.com/airiaonline

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    Quote Originally Posted by Missizzy View Post
    I'll post it as it might be connected. Just because they weren't signed doesn't mean that they weren't playing gigs. They have 122 friends and are based out of Stockbridge, GA which is a good 6-7 hour drive from Fayetteville. They do have a "vampire", goth tone and following. Possibly a fan who thought this might be a really fun prank?

    http://www.myspace.com/airiaonline
    that's what i was thinking..a fan
    we need to encourage harder sentencing on those that are harming our children. our children are worth it!!

    stop the circus!! these children as all children deserve to be found and justice brought forth for what has happened to them!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Missizzy View Post
    I need to clarify something. After reading the second article, it appears that the ashes went missing between Aug. 18th and 20th. I wish reporters would gives dates rather than days.

    We have a thread about a little girl's (Paula Ream, who died in 1962) body and her casket being stolen from Lancaster, PA on Aug. 13th. On that thread are other cases sited, including a woman's body stolen and her marble crypt damaged last week:

    http://articles.lancasteronline.com/...#ixzz0xORC1sYN

    http://www.myfoxorlando.com/dpps/new...825-fc_9333726

    Are we going to have to start a thread on each of these? I wonder what the success rate is on solving these cases.
    I like to have one thread because the dates are very close....JMO
    Since I watching theses case close has some us we could look at the dates
    and the details in one place.

    we got Paula 8/13 PA (just reposting missizzy)
    Woman 8/24 NY (not sure why they didn't release the name)
    Charlie 8/18-8/20 NC

    Three this month all east coast

    I also look up AIRA and found the same My Space and agree not much on it.

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    I'm pretty sure I know what that acronym means. Well, I do. However, the people that did either know what they are doing or don't.

    I'm of the belief you don't speak it if you don't mess with it.

    This is immensely sad. I am very sorry for these folks.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Missizzy View Post
    I'll post it as it might be connected. Just because they weren't signed doesn't mean that they weren't playing gigs. They have 122 friends and are based out of Stockbridge, GA which is a good 6-7 hour drive from Fayetteville. They do have a "vampire", goth tone and following. Possibly a fan who thought this might be a really fun prank?

    http://www.myspace.com/airiaonline
    If someone was doing that for a band? I highly doubt it.

    It won't hurt that we all say a prayer to Saint Martha patroness of the impossible and especially to Saint Clara.

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    not doing "for" a band filly but some people take lyrics to songs too literally. don't know any of the songs this group sings but who knows.
    we need to encourage harder sentencing on those that are harming our children. our children are worth it!!

    stop the circus!! these children as all children deserve to be found and justice brought forth for what has happened to them!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by LadyL View Post
    ok, wth is going on

    this is the third 'graverobbing' I've read about but if I'm not mistaken the thefts are in different states? (I think one was in PA anyway)

    are there copycats who think the first one was 'cool'?

    regradless, it's disgusting - I would be devastated if someone did this to me - are we going to have to install cameras at our cemetaries now?!

    the AIRIA could be anything - someone meant it to be cryptic cause they get a thrill out of disturbing people (or it could just be a teenage girl's name)
    good point a girl name be check facebook

    Also was thinking A|R|A

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    k Filly - no need to speak it but could you point us in a direction>? :P

    like a link or something?

    'cause I'm getting nothing from google ...

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    A couple of thoughts. I think it might be best to have separate threads for each crime just as we do for child abuse, child porn, and other crimes. Possibly there could be a general section for discussion on the similarities of the crimes. Could the mods help out here.

    From what I've read, there can be many motives, none of them good. That is, unless the family is involved in the culturally accepted and highly respectful "turning of the bones". That is lovely. Theft and desecration is NOT. I have no doubt that the occult or dabblers in the occult are often involved. I sometimes think that teens have no idea just how serious a crime they are committing from both a legal and a spiritual standpoint.

    I don't know what the word means but I imagine many do. I will continue doing some research and report back. In the meantime my prayers are for this family and that this man's ashes be returned to his family. No one deserves this level of disrespect.

    If anyone who committed any or all of these crimes, ever happens upon WS, I would implore you to return the bodies or ashes of the dead to their families or resting places. This crime glorifies no one nor any entity.

    I really wish that people and parents, especially, would spend some time researching the level of ghoulishness that our children are being exposed to. I don't believe in censorship but I do believe in parents guiding their children. There is so much which is ugly and gruesome and horrible on Myspace and connected to many popular bands. IMO, it's not a joke or a phase or dabbling. It's frightening. I'm very sad that there seems to be an ever lessening "middle ground".

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