KINGS BEACH (CBS13) – Detectives are investigating after a church’s statue of the Virgin Mary was vandalized.
The vandalism took place at the Our Lady of the Lake Church in Kings Beach on Feb. 14. At some point after 7:30 p.m., Placer County Sheriff’s detectives say, someone broke off the head and fingers of a Virgin Mary statue at the church. A plaque was also defaced.READ MORE: Video Released Of Fatal Officer-Involved Shooting Of Tahoe Park Resident Who Shot At Authorities
Whoever vandalized the statue left the statue’s fingers at the scene, but the head has not been found.READ MORE: Exclusive: Marysville Family Sends Message To Accused Wrong-Way Driver In Double Fatal Crash
Numerous other similar crimes have taken place at churches in Placer and Washoe counties, leading detectives to believe the cases are connected. The FBI is helping local agencies with the investigation.MORE NEWS: Roseville Taqueria Nixtaco Gains National Attention
Anyone with information about who may be behind the crimes is asked to call detectives at (530) 581-6325.