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Thieves steal stormtrooper memorial to child cancer patient

The wood carving is part of a memorial to Parker Simpson, an eight-year-old student at the school who died of cancer in 2017.
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A wooden stormtrooper statue, part of a memorial to a student who died of cancer, was stolen some time over the weekend. Photo/South Crosby Public School

Police are searching for whoever stole a wooden carved statue that honours a student who died of cancer.

The carving of a stormtrooper, from the movie franchise Star Wars, was stolen some time over the weekend from outside South Crosby Public School in Elgin.

The wood carving is part of a memorial to Parker Simpson, an eight-year-old student at the school who died of cancer in 2017.

School officials say they are shocked and saddened by the theft, which involved using a chainsaw to remove the wooden statue.

If you have any information about the theft, you're asked to contact Leeds OPP at 1-888-310-1122. You can also submit an anonymous tip to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).




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