ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Someone has defaced a monument to Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee in downtown Roanoke, Virginia.
NBC affiliate WSLS 10 reported Thursday that the words “Rest in Power Heather Heyer” were painted on the structure.
Heyer died last month after a car plowed into a group of people protesting against the “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. White nationalists had been rallying in support of a Lee statue in Charlottesville that officials plan to remove.
Roanoke police spokesman Scott Leamon said the department is investigating. He said that a WSLS TV crew had discovered the writing shortly before 5 a.m.
Leamon said police have no suspects. But they will be checking to see if any cameras captured footage that could help the investigation.
Information from: WSLS-TV, http://www.wsls.com/
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