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Colonel Crawford statue found decapitated outside Crawford County Courthouse

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Posted at 6:57 PM, Aug 25, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-25 18:58:20-04

A decapitated statue has the Crawford County Sheriff's Office investigating.

A statue of Colonel William Crawford outside the Crawford County Courthouse was without a head Friday. The head was not found anywhere on the property.

Colonel Crawford was a soldier in the French and Indian War and began the Revolutionary War as an American lieutenant colonel before becoming colonel. He was scalped and burned at the stake by Native Americans as revenge for the Gnadenhutten Massacre.

The Sheriff's office says there is no indication that this is related to the recent vandalism being reported around the state.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Sheriff's office at 419-562-7906.