A Cemetery Mystery In The Metrowest

NATICK, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — It's a case of mysterious moving gravestones in the Metrowest.

Authorities are trying to figure out how two stones from a Revolutionary War-era cemetery ended up nine miles away in another town.

At the Old Burial Ground in Natick, Steve Evers from the town's historical commission says two gravestones have been returned to their original spots here, after they somehow ended up on a property in Sudbury.

Evers says he was contacted by the Sudbury Historical Commission, who said they found the stones in someone's yard.

"They removed them, and they put them in storage," Evers said.

One of the stones bears the name of John Jones, a militia colonel, map-maker, and judge, who died in the early 1800's. The other belonged to Jemimah Morse, wife of Revolutionary War figure David Morse.

Evers has no idea how the stones ended up in Sudbury. He says "nobody knows. It's an ongoing mystery."

For now, he's just happy the gravestones are back where they belong.

WBZ NewsRadio’s Kim Tunicliffe (@KimWBZ) reports:

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