Sheriff’s Deputies this morning located a historical cross three miles south of Highway 92 and Highway 35 tied to a fence post. A National Parks officer verified that the cross had a reward of $100,000 attached to it for the arrest and conviction of those who stole it.
The San Mateo County Sheriff’s office was notified by ABC Channel 7 News that the famous cross had been found on the side of the road tied to a fence post with zip ties. Deputes found the cross at 11:06 a.m. in good condition standing upright with a note tape to it.
The note read:
“THIS CROSS IS AN IMPORTANT HISTORICAL ARTIFACT. IT IS IN FACT THE MOJAVE CROSS, TAKEN ON THE EVENING OF MAY 9, 2010 FROM SUNRISE ROCK IN THE MOJAVE DESERT. I WOULD BE VERY GRATEFUL IF YOU WOULD BE SO KIND AS TO NOTIFY THE APPROPRIATE AUTHORITIES OF ITS PRESENCE HERE.”
Deputies contacted the National Parks Service and an officer in the Mojave Desert familiar with the Cross. The expert described identifiable markings on the cross, which deputies verified were on the cross in near Muddy Road.
The San Francisco branch of the National Parks Service plans to take custody of the cross.