Vandals wreck headstones at historic Jewish cemetery in St. Louis

UNIVERSITY CITY, Mo. — Police, who are reviewing security footage, would not say whether they are considering the incident a hate crime.

UNIVERSITY CITY, Mo. (USA Today) Vandals damaged dozens of headstones at a Jewish cemetery over the weekend, police said Monday (Feb. 20).

Karen Aroesty, the regional director for the St. Louis-area Anti-Defamation League, was alerted to the damage at Chesed Shel Emeth Cemetery and did a walk-through Monday afternoon. Aroesty said she was appalled at what she saw.

Police, who are reviewing security footage, would not say whether they are considering the incident a hate crime.