Stolen statue of Jesus found near nightclub

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Posted: Nov 23, 2012 12:11 PM
Source: WBRZ

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Topics: baton rouge, nightclub, statue, jesus, marble, thanksgiving, found, stolen

BATON ROUGE - The owner of a 60-year-old marble statue of Jesus said it was found near a Baton Rouge nightclub early Thanksgiving morning.

Shelly Roy with Roselawn Monuments said police informed him the statue had been found near the business on Highland Road around 2:30 a.m. Thursday.

The statue, which was stolen last weekend and valued at around $15,000, didn't appear to be damaged.

Police are still investigating who hauled off the 500-pound statue, and how it wound up in front of the club.

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