Southington police investigating theft from Sandy Hook mural

Published on Monday, 5 June 2017 21:30


SOUTHINGTON - Police are investigating a theft from a local mural dedicated to the victims from the 2012 Sandy Hook shooting.

On Monday at 8:04 a.m., officers responded to Rails to Trails, behind a Summer Street deli, on the report of a theft from the mural that normally displays 26 wooden butterflies - one for each victim killed in a shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School on Dec. 14, 2012, in Newtown.

Police found that one of the butterflies had been stolen. It is not yet clear when it was taken.

Police searched the area and were unable to find the missing butterfly or any witnesses to the theft.

Anyone with information has been asked to contact Officer Paul Carrubba at 860-378-1600, ext. 2367, or

Anyone wishing to provide information and remain anonymous can call the police department’s tip line at 860-276-1234.

The mural, called “Because of 26,” was created in June 2013 to remember the 20 children and six staff members from Sandy Hook who were killed.

Justin Muszynski can be reached at 860-973-1809 or at

Posted in The Bristol Press, General News, Southington Herald on Monday, 5 June 2017 21:30. Updated: Monday, 5 June 2017 21:32.