Statue memorializing young accident victim stolen


A woodcarving that evoked memories of 3 1/2-year-old Jack Larson, the boy who died in a traffic death in Merrifield in May of 2009, has been stolen from the pole barn of the victim’s grandparents.

Donna Larson, the boy’s grandmother, said Wednesday the woodcarving had been stored away during the winter and the theft of the 200-300-pound elephant was discovered last weekend.

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Mike O'Rourke
Mike O'Rourke began his career at the Brainerd Dispatch in 1978 as a general assignment reporter. He was named city editor in 1981 and associate editor in 1999. He covers politics and writes features and editorials.
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