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Wisconsin police can't find owner of 1888 gravestone

RACINE (AP) -- Racine police are baffled over a 123-year-old gravestone that mysteriously turned up in someone's driveway last year.

Police say the headstone marked the grave of Henry Fenske. He died on Jan. 14, 1888.

A person found the marker last April in the driveway of a nearby house. The responding officer noted that the slab had dried dirt on the bottom, suggesting it had been removed from the ground.

The 200-pound marker lay on grass that was still green, indicating it hadn't been there long.

Police have spent nearly a year searching for Fenske's descendants or for a cemetery with a missing headstone.

The Journal Times of Racine says police are now asking for community help. Officers hope someone has information that can help them figure out where the headstone belongs.

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