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Duchesne LDS meetinghouse vandalized

(Duchesne County Sheriff's Office)


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DUCHESNE — Detectives are looking for at least two people who vandalized a meetinghouse of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Duchesne.

The vandalism happened at the church, 181 N. 200 West, sometime after 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, according to Duchesne County Sheriff's Lt. Travis Tucker. It was discovered about 7:30 a.m. Wednesday by a facilities management worker, Tucker said.

Investigators found no sign that the vandals forced their way into the building, but inside the church there were four doors that appear to have been kicked in, Tucker said. The vandals also used red spray paint they found inside the building to tag a picture of Jesus Christ, the inside of the chapel and the door to the bishop's office.

"There's paint throughout the church," Tucker said. "We haven't seen (this graffiti tag) anywhere else."

Physical evidence at the scene indicates that at least two people were involved in the incident, the lieutenant said. He declined to discuss the evidence that was collected.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to contact the sheriff's office at 435-738-2015 or call its anonymous tip line at 435-738-0196.

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Geoff Liesik

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