ELBERTON, Ga. — The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has released a new video that shows a person running to and from the Georgia Guidestones during the time the monument was bombed.
The 19-foot granite structure was partially toppled by an explosive device early Wednesday morning. Crews have since demolished the structure for safety concerns.
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The monument, which was commissioned by anonymous donors, was inscribed with what many saw as messages to guide future humans and functioned as a rudimentary clock and compass.
It was also the fodder of conspiracy theorists online, some of whom called the monument “satanic” and evidence of the New World Order.
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New surveillance video shows a figure running to the statue and then running away. The video and still images taken from it are of poor quality, but they do show a figure seemingly carrying something large to the base of the monument.
“Agents are still actively working to identify the person leaving the scene after the explosion,” the GBI said in a statement.
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On Wednesday, the GBI released video of the explosion itself and a silver car driving away from the scene.
The local district attorney’s office said whoever destroyed the monument faces at least 20 years in prison without parole for destroying a public monument with an explosive device.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office at 706-283-2421 or the GBI Athens Office at 706-552-2309.
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