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Police have grave marker but no grave

SUWANEE, Ga -- Gwinnett County police have a mystery on their hands unlike any other. They are trying to find out where a woman, who died more than two decades ago, is buried.

They know her name is Irene Stark but they don't know where she is buried.

The mystery was discovered by the landlord of a rental home on Ahearn Court in Suwanee. The woman made a cryptic discovery when she was cleaning out the home after evicting the previous tenants.

It was a grave marker that bore the name Irene Stark and reads "In memory of Irene Stark, 'Loved by all.'" On the stone were the years 1899-1991. Irene Stark was 92-years old when she died 22 years ago.

Gwinnett County Police Detectives visited several nearby churches and inquired about missing grave markers, but no one was missing the marker of Irene Stark.

"We don't really think at this point that we have a crime associated with this," said Cpl. Jake Smith. "It's possible, but at this point we just don't know until someone comes forward and can tell us where this headstone belongs."

Police talked to the prior tenant of the home who told them he found the grave marker in a dumpster in Snellville with some scrap metal. "So that of course makes us ask the question 'how did it end up in that dumpster in the first place.'"

Police are asking anyone who knows Irene Stark to call Gwinnett County Police at 770-513-5300.

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