- Associated Press - Thursday, February 18, 2016

GLEN JEAN, W.Va. (AP) - Officials have recovered antique furnishings that were stolen from a historic African American church within the New River Gorge National River.

The Register-Herald (https://bit.ly/1oLHL1Z ) reports the National Park Service announced Tuesday that pews, choir benches, wooden chairs and tables stolen from the Quinnimont Baptist Church on Feb. 7 were recovered after being sold to an antique store.

Park spokeswoman Julena Campbell says the antiques are safely back at the park after tips from the public helped officials recover the antiques.

National Park Service rangers have identified several suspects in the break-in and robbery. Campbell says the suspects are not in custody. The investigation is ongoing.

The church was built around 1900 to serve the area’s growing African American community.


Information from: The Register-Herald, https://www.register-herald.com

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