Monday, October 29, 2007
Litchfield Park area in Arizona. Family targeted in hate crime.
PHOENIX (AP) -- The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office is investigating a hate crime and burglary of a home near the community of Litchfield Park.
Yesterday, the sheriff's office says a 25-year-old mother returned to her home to find it burglarized.
The burglars also left behind racial slurs and epithets written on the interior walls of the home.
The victim is black and has lived in the home for several years.
Investigators say the hate words were written in nearly every room, including a young child's bedroom.
The graffiti included a swastika drawn next to racial epithets and sexual terms.
The Sheriff asks that anyone with information on this crime call 602-876-1011.