FAMILY PLEA: ‘Please just let her rest in peace!’

A GRIEVING aunt has made a direct appeal to whoever is taking personal items from her niece’s grave to “let her rest in peace.” 
Young mother-of-four Carolyn Hicks from Enniskillen died shortly before Christmas last. She was laid to rest at Cross Cemetery. Over the past six weeks, however, wreaths and other items left on her grave by her family have been going missing. 
Her aunt, Catherine Adamson-Mercer, has appealed to whoever is taking the items to think of Carolyn’s young children and the rest of their family, who are very upset at what has been happening. 
“I just think it’s sad,” said Catherine. “Do they not have anything better to do? Leave her alone and let her rest in peace. It’s her children they are hurting.” 
“If it was a one off, that would be one thing, but it isn’t,” she added, explaining it had been happening more often since the Blessing of the Graves in September. 
 “It’s her four children who go visit her grave, and my mother. They would’ve seen her grave full. It’s certainly not full now. There are some wreaths but it’s pretty empty looking now.”
Catherine said she was certain the items had not been blown away by the wind. 
“I don’t think that’s what’s happening because a lot of people have been contacting me to, private messaging me, to say it’s been happening on their graves,” she said. “Apparently there has been quite a bit of stuff going on.”
As for contacting the police, Catherine said while they had suspicions on who may be taking the items, they were not sure. 
 “What can the police really do? Especially when you don’t know who is doing it. It could be just kids going up and doing it,” she said.  

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