When she got home she alerted city officials about the theft.
Jan Farrenburg, who had walked the same cemetery and eight others in New Madrid to create a special site on the city's Web page, was able to solve the mystery. The woman was looking in the wrong spot.
"She had us going for a while," said Farrenburg with a laugh, "but we got it straightened out." Farrenburg, who serves as the Web administrator for the city of New Madrid, sent the woman a picture of her great-grandfather's marker and its location.
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