Vandals wreck headstones at historic Jewish cemetery in St. Louis

Dozens of vandalized headstones are seen at Chesed Shel Emeth Cemetery in St. Louis on Feb. 20, 2017. Screengrab from KSDK-St. Louis video

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.

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