Land Park statue of Charles Swanston beheaded; Sacramento police investigating

Historic Land Park statue headed

Historic Land Park statue headed


SACRAMENTO – Police are investigating the vandalism of a historic statue in Land Park.

Sacramento police say, at some point on Dec. 26, someone beheaded the statue of Charles Swanston near 15th Avenue, north of the Sacramento Zoo.

On December 26th, the Sacramento Police Department received a report that the Charles Swanston statue in Land Park was vandalized. Detectives are investigating this incident and are seeking any information that may help in their investigation.

— Sacramento Police Department (@SacPolice) December 28, 2022

The head was later found on the ground, police say.

Detectives are now looking for any information on who may have vandalized the statue.

Swanston was a California beef baron whose family ranch eventually became Land Park.

CBS13 Staff


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