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Anti-religious writing found with vandalized statue

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New details have been released about the vandalism of a Northeast Portland religious shrine.  Managers at The Grotto on NE Skidmore say they have uncovered two of the heads stolen from their statues of Mary, Joseph and Baby Jesus.  They say Jesus' head was found inside a backpack with anti-religious writing on it.

The heads of all three marble statues were removed and stolen last week.  Mary's head was found soon after the crime and the Jesus head for found in a dumpster at the Travelodge next door Sunday. Joseph's head is still missing.

Portland Police say there is not enough information yet to call it a hate crime.

Crimestoppers is offering a $1,000 reward for information that leads to an arrest.

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