By Jim Smith

WEST ROXBURY (CBS) – There is shock and pain at St. Joseph Cemetery in West Roxbury after several gravestones were toppled. Ken Martin made the discovery during a Sunday morning walk.

Gravestones were toppled at St. Joseph Cemetery in West Roxbury. (WBZ-TV)

“Walking through the cemetery this morning, and I was walking by a guy who I knew growing up’s grave, and I noticed it was toppled over. Thought maybe a plow hit it, but then I took a look and clearly there was no blade marks or track marks. So I thought that was unusual, so as I started walking, I started noticing more and more gravestones toppled over, and then we came upon this, where I think seven or eight of them are toppled,” Martin said.

Gravestones were toppled at St. Joseph Cemetery in West Roxbury. (WBZ-TV)

Boston police say they are investigating the crime and that one person witnessed somebody tipping over the stones.

“It’s sacred ground,” Martin said. “It’s one of the oldest cemeteries in the area.”

Gravestones were toppled at St. Joseph Cemetery in West Roxbury. (WBZ-TV)

The cemetery is more than 130 years old and is one of the oldest cemeteries in New England.

“Whoever did this – and I assume kids – when they wake up when they’re adults they’re gonna feel bad they did this,” Martin said. “I hope they come forward.”

Jim Smith

Comments (2)
  1. Jordan Lewis Ring says:

    WE HAVE LOST THE SENSE OF RESPECT AND HONOR…..LOST BY THOSE COMMITTING THE HELL OF DISGRACE AND MORE IMPORTANT THE HATE BY THOSE WHO RAISED THEM….HAS OUR SOCIAL ORDER CRUMBLED,,,,,,,,?..

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