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Graffiti linked to white supremacist group found in state park in DeKalb County

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DeKalb County (WREX) -- The DeKalb County Sheriff's Office is looking for vandals that it said spray painted multiple buildings in a state park in the county.

Photos posted to the sheriff's office show graffiti saying "Patriot Front" and pointing to an affiliated website. The sheriff's office says the graffiti was found over the last week in the Kirkland State Park.

According to both the Southern Poverty Law Center and the Anti-Defamation League. Patriot Front is a white supremacist group based in Texas and formed after the deadly "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville, VA in 2017.

If you have any information, call DeKalb County Crime Stoppers at 815-895-3272 with an anonymous tip. Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $1,000.

James Stratton

James Stratton is the Evening Anchor at 13 WREX and reports for 13 Investigates He joined the team in August, 2018 after working at KWQC TV-6 in Davenport Iowa. His work in Illinois and Iowa has been awarded in both states, along with Edward R. Murrow and Emmy Awards at 13 WREX.

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