Tuesday, March 9, 2010

‘Little Mermaid’ Stolen from Peace Gardens

A 3-foot bronze replica of the world-famous Little Mermaid statue has been stolen from the International Peace Gardens at Jordan Park, 1000 S. 900 W., where it has resided since 1955.

On February 26, a Salt Lake City Parks Division employee reported the theft. She reported last seeing the 50–100 pound statue February 23.

A recent appraisal in preparation for park renovations estimated the value of the piece to be more than $28,000.

The Police Department asks anyone with information about this case to call (801) 799-3000. Callers may remain anonymous. Please reference case #10-34580.