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Brother searches for siblings’ headstone

This headstone for a brother and sister has been taken from the cemetery near Prattville on the west shore of Lake Almanor. Their siblings are asking for the public’s help in returning it to the gravesite of Denise Marie Gadd and her brother James Maurice Gadd. Photo submitted

Pierre Gadd doesn’t know why someone would take his siblings’ headstone from their gravesite at the Prattville cemetery, but he wants it returned.

He isn’t sure exactly when it happened — probably sometime in the past six months — but he became aware of it when another brother visited the cemetery.

He has filed a report with the sheriff’s office, but now he wants the public’s help. He asks that the headstone be returned of if anyone has any information to all him at 707-433-4887.

Gadd said that his siblings died from Huntington’s disease,

a fatal genetic disorder that causes the progressive breakdown of nerve cells in the brain.

Four of the five siblings in Gadd’s family have the disease.

“We just want the headstone returned,” Gadd said. “It’s just a little cemetery with a simple headstone with a cross on it.”

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