WOODBURN, Ore. -- Woodburn Police have a mystery on their hands.
Officers have been trying to figure out who left a marble headstone in the parking lot of the city's Goodwill store.
The marker reads James Riley Hammer, Aged 17 years, 8 months. The day he died was listed as November 5,1895.
Investigators learned that Hammer had a twin brother, Issac Rawley Hammer, who died in 1967 at the age of 90. He is buried at the Lone Oak Cemetery in Stayton, Ore. Census documents from the 1900s also showed that Hammer's family lived in the Mt. Angel, Scotts Mills and Marquam area.
Investigators also searched for reports of missing headstones at local cemeteries and online, but found few clues about James' headstone.
Tami Stubblefield, the manager of the Woodburn Goodwill said that the tombstone was found such a distance from the store, she was positive that it was not left as an intended donation.
Right now, the Goodwill is stacked with Halloween supplies, but Stubblefield said the headstone was by far the spookiest thing she'd seen all day.
Maybe somebody had other intentions for it and thought better off, and just put it here so I think there's a reason that everything happens and everything got put in the place where now it's got a story, now it lives, she said.
Anyone with information or knowledge about the headstone and where it belongs was asked to call Woodburn police officer Peter Antoine at 503-982-2345.