Jesse Truesdale of Bonner Springs, Kansas’ The Chieftain reports that a note containing lyrics to the song “Surfacing” by SLIPKNOT was located near a grave that was found robbed Tuesday morning (August 15) at the Bonner Springs Cemetery.
Kenneth Brooks, sexton of the cemetery, was working at about 11 a.m. that day when he found evidence of a crime unique in his experience.
“The ground was turned up,” Kenneth Brooks said, on the recently laid grave of Justin Manning.
Manning died July 25 in a car wreck on I-70 near the I-435 exit when the pickup truck he was riding in rammed a highway sign pole.
The container with the ashes that had been in the grave was taken.
Manning‘s mother, Angela Bickham, said, “I don’t know what I think now. It’s unbelievable í¢äåäó it’s beyond even being able to comprehend how someone can kidnap an urn.”
Bickham said she didn’t know who could have robbed the grave. There had been some trouble at Manning‘s funeral, where his friends wanted to bury a hat and some CDs with his urn.
Bickham said she didn’t want to name those friends while the police investigation is ongoing.