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Ogden police searching for suspects who vandalized murals

Ogden police searching for suspects who vandalized murals



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An Ogden artist is repainting two murals along the Ogden River Parkway as police look for those responsible for covering them with white paint.

Ogden police searching for suspects who vandalized murals

Darnel Haney and his two sons have been working to restore a depiction of two Buffalo Soldiers and a portrait of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Someone used white paint to cover the murals.

Haney's murals were the only two of more than a dozen at the Lorrin Farr Park to be hit. The vandalism was heartbreaking to him.

"We have a very few that never contributes anything to society, but twice to destroy it, that is disturbing to me as an artist and as a human being," Haney said.

Ogden police searching for suspects who vandalized murals

Police say they'll seek felony charges when they find the vandal or vandals.

Haney says he decided immediately to repaint the murals. He says he's gotten a lot of encouragement from people walking by as he works.

E-mail: mgiauque@ksl.com

Marc Giauque

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