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Accused graveyard thief wanted for additional charges

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Posted at 12:55 PM, Jul 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-05 12:55:10-04

LEE COUNTY, Fla. -- Detectives are looking for a man accused of stealing brass flower vases from a graveyard to sell as scrap metal.

According to Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers, 40-year-old Edward Hornung was previously arrested for collecting 55 vases from graves at Lee Memorial Park on State Road 82 in Lehigh Acres.

Hornung was arrested and later released on probation, but is now wanted again on 13 counts of trafficking in stolen property.

He was last known to be living in Punta Gorda and working for an asphalt company.

If you have any information regarding the location of Edward Hornung, and want to report what you know anonymously, contact Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS or at