(FORT FRANCES, ON) โ€“ Members of the Rainy River District Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are seeking the publicโ€™s assistance in the desecration of approximately 50 tombstones at the Fort Frances cemetery on Kingโ€™s Highway.


Sometime between Friday, October 12, 2018, and Thursday October 20th, 2018, unknown culprit(s) entered the Fort Frances Cemetery, and caused extensive damage to tombstones by knocking them over.

Some of the tombstones are in excess of 100 years old. The value of the damages is yet to be determined.

Any person with information regarding this missing person investigation should immediately contact the Ontario Provincial Police at 1-888-310-1122 or the Rainy River District OPP detachment at 1-807-274-3322.

Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or access their website at: where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.



Source: OPP



  1. This is a total disgrace. What have people come to when this is their idea of a fun filled night. When these poor excuses for human beings are caught the families of the desecrated graves should get 10 minutes in a room with the vandals with no questions asked about what went went on in there. Just send in the paramedics.

  2. The cops should go to the high school and let it be known that they will pay $500, or a grand to know who did this. Odds are that the idiots will yap about it to their friends.

  3. What the Hell IS GOING ON IN this town?????? I am totally peeved off about this. I have relatives in this cemetery and would like to know why and how this can happen. Sure glad I do not live there anymore. Do you have police in this town?????
    WAKE UP FORT FRANCES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Rest in peace to all the remains.

  4. What happened to the good old days when disrespectful scum like this were publicly horse whipped! Where can I find out which graves were damaged? I am going to sue the persons or their families responsible for this disgrace.

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