Archive for Wednesday, February 23, 2000

Authorities seek additional clues in cross buring

February 23, 2000

A cross burning that occurred in Lansing last week is still under investigation, an FBI spokesperson said.

Jeff Lanza said the incident occurred at about 4 a.m. Feb. 13.

"Someone placed a homemade cross on a trailer hitch where an interracial couple lived," Lanza said. "They tried to start the cross on fire. The cross didn't actually start on fire, but they started a small grass fire."

No was injured in the incident.

It is not known how many people were involved, Lanza said. A melted gasoline can was found at the site.

"We're looking for whoever is responsible," he said.

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