Headstones damaged in Ector County Cemetery: Update

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Published: Oct. 24, 2021 at 11:38 PM CDT
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ODESSA, Texas (KOSA) -Families and loved ones have more questions than answers after numerous headstones at Ector County Cemetery, were knocked over and broken.

At least six headstones have been smashed or spread around the ground, with what appears to be tire tracks leading to a broken fence near Muskingum and Murphy.

Police did not say whether they believe this incident is an accident or an act of vandalism at this point.

More information will be provided as it becomes available.

UPDATE: OPD was called out to the scene around 5:42 am Sunday morning to the area of E. Murphy and S. Muskingum. According to the Odessa Police Department, a man intentionally caused the crash striking a fence and multiple headstones at the cemetery. He told police he wanted to end his life.

The man was placed in protective custody.

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