Apparently, not even the dead are exempt from theft. Madison.com reports that a Janesville man visited his family's plot at Forest Hill Cemetery (located in Madison, Wisconsin) only to discover a headstone missing.
This raises a question I don't know the answer to -- who is responsible for paying to replace the headstone? To answer the question I would want to see the contract, but who would have it? Might there be one on file in the cemetery's business office? Or possibly the personal representative kept the contract. That is one think I really enjoy about the practice of law, new questions are always emerging, and discovering the answer is a great way to learn something new.