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Life-size Jesus statue stolen from Wayne County cemetery

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ORCHARDVILLE, IL (WSIL) -- A southern Illinois woman is asking for help locating a statue of Jesus that belonged to her late husband.

The life-size statue went missing form her husband's gravestone in the Orchardville-Poplar Creek Cemetery in Wayne County last week.

Sandra Crowder says her husband spent years making the statue by hand for his grandmother and donated it to the Poplar Creek Church after she died.

When her husband passed away 3 years ago, the church returned it to Crowder and her son.

She is now asking the community to help her find whoever took it.

"I know there's gonna be more people helping and searching. Hopefully we can get the community together and some volunteers. I just have a feeling it's probably somewhere maybe in the farmlands, and ya know, maybe we could just search for it," said Crowder.

She says the statue weighs more than 300 pounds.

If you have any information contact Fairfield Police.

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