Michael Brown memorial tree vandalized, but quickly replaced

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FERGUSON, Mo. -- A memorial tree for Michael Brown, found cut in half less than 24 hours after being dedicated, has been replaced with a new one; and the damaged one replanted. The tree was dedicated by the Black Caucus of the American Library Association on Saturday, but within 24 hours, it was vandalized at the January-Wabash Park in Ferguson.

Many trees in the park have been dedicated to loved ones, and have markers placed next to them to explain who they honor.

Another tree was also vandalized and replaced Monday morning.

“There’s people thinking about healing; there’s people thinking about wanting something better for Ferguson, better for Mike Brown’s family. I agree with that. But I don’t think they should do things under the radar,” said Amanda Canaday, a Ferguson resident.

Police said they had no suspects in the case. Anyone with information on this crime should call CrimeStoppers at 866-371-TIPS.

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