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Indy family finds grandmother's grave dug up

Posted at 11:46 PM, Feb 22, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-22 23:46:43-05

INDIANAPOLIS -- An Indianapolis family is disgusted after finding their grandma's grave plot was dug up, with the vault actually sticking out of the ground. 

The family of Marian Lewis, who was buried at Union Baptist Cemetery in Cincinnati last December, is not happy about what they saw when they went to visit last weekend. 

The plot has been in the family for almost a century. When the family went to put flowers on Marian's grave for her birthday, they saw the vault she was buried in sticking out of the ground, making them believe someone tried digging it up, or someone else is buried there. 

When Marian's granddaughter, Veronica Holiday, called Union Baptist Church who owns the cemetery to find out what happened, they told her nothing. The family does not buy it. 

The family says they've made calls to the NAACP, the American Civil Liberties Union and left a message for the city trying to figure out what happened. 

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