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Vandals deface rock in Capitol Reef National Park

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Graffiti that depicts an eye and a few letters was sketched across a rock in Capitol Reef National Park. Now, officials want to find the vandals who defaced the Temple of the Moon monolith. (Photo courtesy of Capitol Reef National Park)

Graffiti that depicts an eye and a few letters were sketched across a rock in Capitol Reef National Park. Now, officials want to find the vandals who defaced the Temple of the Moon monolith.

The graffiti was first seen on June 6 and was documented by park staff on two days later. It stretches about 27.5 inches by 17 inches on the monolith.

A press release states the designs are deeply etched into the rock.

Resource management staff are working to determine the extent of the damage and the cost to fix it.

Park law enforcement officers are conducting a criminal investigation.

If anyone has information regarding this illegal offense, please contact the National Park Service at www.nps.gov/ISB and click "submit a tip" or call 888-653-0009. All tipsters can remain anonymous.

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