Creepy: Lorain County couple stumbles upon tombstone while clean - Cleveland 19 News Cleveland, OH

Creepy: Lorain County couple stumbles upon tombstone while cleaning

LORAIN, OH (WOIO) -

A Lorain County man discovered a tombstone while cleaning his backyard Wednesday evening.

Tarrence Scott, 24, was cleaning up the backyard shrubs at his W.24th Street home when he stumbled upon the creepy stone.

"I thought it was just a brick, I picked it up and pushed it over and it was a tombstone," said Tarrence Scott. "I thought there was a body under there. There might still be a body under there."

Scott ran inside an told his wife Jennifer Scott, age 27 who called police.

The tombstone belongs to "Simeon Shepard" and reads "Died June 16th 1864, aged 82 years and 16 days."

Police advised the couple not to touch the stone and to call a cemetery to come out and inspect.

They've cleared the rest of the property, and it doesn't seem like there was a cemetery on this property…it appears as if this is the only one of it's kind in their backyard.

It seems Simeon Shepard has been there alone, undisturbed for more than 150 years.

The Lorain City Cemetery has gravestones that date back just as far, but their records show Simeon's wasn't stolen from their graveyard.

Management hasn't decided what, if anything they'll do with the tombstone or the body, so for now, Mr. Shepard will continue to rest in peace.

 

 

 

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