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Bronze statue recovered

The 1,500 pound, six foot tall, bronze statue stolen in June has been recovered. It was discovered in Lucas County by hunters after they reported their discovery of the statue to a local DNR Observation Officer who reported the tip to the Sheriff's Office. The statue was stolen during the night of Wednesday, June 20 or early morning hours of Thursday, June 21 from the 19000 block of Highway J18, west of Moravia. It made it's way back to Centerville around 3:30 p.m. on Monday. Anderson says the statue appears undamaged. It was found near a bean field on state owned land that was being leased by a farmer. Appanoose County Sheriff Gary Anderson stands with the recovered statue Monday.

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