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Veteran's grave dug up in Phenix City cemetery

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A World War II veteran's grave in Phenix City was dug up and items may have been stolen from it.

Mila Elkins and her daughter took a walk through Pumpkin Bottom cemetery on Monday for Memorial Day. They enjoy looking at the war veteran graves to honor and remember those who have served our country. But what they saw Monday -- upset them.

They came across a dug up grave of a former United States Marine who served in World War II, and it looked like something was taken out of the casket. It's unknown if anything was taken, but a lot of times a veteran is buried with his metals or other valuable items.

“If you bury someone, you should be able to have the peace of knowing that someone's not going to come and dig them up,” said Elkins. “It’s heartbreaking.”

Elkins says she has tried to find the family of the man to let them know about the grave, but she hasn't had any luck. The man’s name is William David Cobb; he was a Private for the United States Marine Corps.

David Hurst

David Hurst, a graduate of the Univ. of Georgia, is News 3's nightside reporter.

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