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Gravestone from a Bakersfield cemetery ends up in Farmersville

Posted at 4:46 PM, Dec 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-11 20:00:32-05

FARMERSVILLE, Calif. — Do you know Donald Lee Wachob?

Well, the Farmersville Police Department is reportedly trying to figure out why his gravestone which was initially at a Bakersfield cemetery -- was dug up and left in front of a restaurant in Farmersville.

According to an article published by the Visalia Times-Delta, police are trying to find the person who reportedly tossed Wachob's gravestone in the mud and left it. On Wednesday, Farmersville Police were reportedly called out to Farmersville Boulevard after someone allegedly spotted the gravestone in front of Mr. Mexiburger.

Officials reportedly told the Visalia Times-Delta that although they can't confirm how the gravestone got there, they did confirm the name on it. Police said the gravestone is marked as a Bakersfield resident named Donald Lee Wachob who was born on September 29, 1922 and died on October 19, 1998 at 76-year-old.

Visalia Times-Delta discovered that Wachob graduated from Bakersfield Junior College in 1942 and played football, baseball, was on the Varsity Club, was A.M.S. sergeant-at-arms and a Renegade Knight.

Check out the yearbook picture below of Wachob:

Left to right: Walter Permenter, Don Wachob, Charles Wakefield, Roger Nabers, Don Kohler, and Vernon Cline.

Anyone with information is urged to call Farmersville Police Department at 747-0321.