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Stolen Sandy Hook Memorial Signs Recovered, Suspect Arrested

Authorities find large signs in room rented by suspect, according to Herndon, Va., police.

Authorities find large signs in room rented by suspect, according to Herndon, Va., police. Provided photo.
Authorities find large signs in room rented by suspect, according to Herndon, Va., police. Provided photo.
Signs stolen from Sandy Hook memorials in Connecticut and New Jersey have been recovered in a Herndon, Va., home, according to local police.

One memorial sign was stolen from a playground in Mantoloking, N.J., and the other from Mystic, CT. The signs were each dedicated to shooting victims at Sandy Hook Elementary School: 7-year-old Chase Kowalski and 7-year-old Grace McDonnell.  

Andrew David Truelove, 28, is charged in Virginia with possession of stolen property. Additional charges are pending in the other two states, according to the Herndon Police Department.

The memorial signs were recovered at a home in the 400 block of Fillmore Street in Herndon where Truelove was renting a room. The local investigation began after a tip from the Stonington (Conn.) Police Department, according to police.

Truelove is being held at the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center.  

There were 26 victims in the 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. Most of the victims were children.

One of the signs is described by NBC Connecticut as a 50-pound vinyl peace sign in memory of Grace McDonnell. The station reported that a man called Grace's mother, claiming that the Sandy Hook shooting was a hoax and that her daughter "never existed."


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