HICKORY, N.C. (WTVD) -- Police say someone broke into a mausoleum at a North Carolina cemetery and stole the skull of World War II veteran.
Investigators said in a news release that a city employee noticed damage to the mausoleum Wednesday morning in Hickory and called police.
Authorities say James William Floyd's casket was opened, but only the skull was taken. A funeral home is keeping Floyd's remains until the mausoleum can be fixed.
WSOC-TV reports Floyd fought in the Battle of the Bulge and was honored with a Bronze Star.
Police are investigating the theft of the skull, and no arrests have been made.
Floyd's obituary said he died in July 2008 at the age of 84.
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World War II veteran's skull stolen from North Carolina cemetery