Sacred Statues Of Aztec Leaders Disappear From Los Angeles Park

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At a glance

  • Thirty three sculptures including busts, plaques and statutes of significant Mexican historical figures and Aztec rulers have mysteriously disappeared after decades in El Parque de Mexico in the Lincoln Heights area of Los Angeles.
  • Among the 33 sculptures missing were statues of Mexican revolutionary leader Pancho Villa, but it was found by the Los Angeles Police Department after a Los Angelino bragged about having it in his backyard. Unfortunately, the statue disappeared again after Los Angeles authorities reinstated the monument.

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