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Marker stolen from 240-year-old veteran’s grave

SCARBOROUGH, Maine – Police are investigating a historic war marker stolen from a 240-year-old grave in Maine.

Scarborough police said Sunday they are still looking into the theft of a copper Society of the Colonial Wars cross on the grave of veteran John Fogg on the Black Point Cemetery in Scarborough.

Fogg died Oct. 22, 1778 at the age of 49.

The Portland Press Herald reports that the cemetery trustees learned of mark’s disappearance during Memorial Day weekend.

Curator Robert Hall says the marker for the removal of the links a hole in the ground.

The gravestone marks the burial place of Fogg’s wife, Hanna, who died in 1790.

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