FERGUSON, Mo. (CBS News) – A memorial tree for Michael Brown, the unarmed 18-year-old black man who was killed last summer by a white police officer in Ferguson, Mo., was found cut in half less than 24 hours after it was dedicated, reports CBS affiliate KMOV.
The tree was dedicated Saturday by the Black Caucus of the American Library Association as a “symbol of peace, comfort and hope,” but was found vandalized just hours later, on Sunday morning.
A stone that was placed at the memorial was also missing, according to the station.
The memorial was located along a walking trail in January Wabash Park in Ferguson.