Cassandra Wilson surveys the damage at her baby boy's grave this week.
Cassandra Wilson surveys the damage at her baby boy's grave this week.

Mindless destruction causes heartbreak for Gympie mum

A BABY boy's grave has been desecrated in a cruel and violent act of vandalism that has left his mother shattered anew, four months after his death.

Little Mason Wilson was eight months old when he died of SIDS (cot death) and was buried in a special section of the Gympie cemetery dedicated to babies and designed to help bring some peace to grieving families.

But there will be no peace for Cassandra Wilson until the people who did this are brought to justice.

Gympie police were reviewing CCTV footage taken from the Gympie Cemetery this week but they are calling for public assistance to track down the person or people responsible for attacking the grave sometime between last Friday night and Wednesday.

A friend of Mason's distraught mother, Cassandra Wilson, discovered the scattered, battered remains of toys, tributes and guardian angels that the vandals had left behind after taking to the gravesite over the weekend or early this week.

"It's just ridiculous," a tearful Cassie said this week.

"It's unbelievable. I tried to make his grave as peaceful as possible. It made me feel better and a bit more comfortable about leaving him there.

"I had little butterflies there that looked like they were flying away."

In an attack of apparent rage, the vandal or vandals used a nearby surveyor's peg to scattered and break the toys and statues that had been left on Mason's grave, turned his headstone around then chipped it, destroyed a blue picket fence surrounding the grave and smashed up a guardian angel statue so severely that all that was left was the head.

Anyone who witnessed any suspicious behaviour in or near the cemetery, or has information that can help police should contact Crimestoppers on 1800 333 000 or crimestoppers.com.au 24 hours a day.

Alternatively you can call Policelink on 131 444 or Gympie police on 5480 1111.

Gympie Times


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