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Police recover Lorax statue stolen from Dr. Seuss' home

Aug. 26, 2013 at 11:54 AM   |   Comments

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- A statue of Dr. Seuss' Lorax character stolen from the late author's California home more than a year ago has been found in a canyon.

The San Diego Police Department said it received a tip from a man in Montana who said he knew where the statue had been hidden and officers searched the canyon Wednesday morning, discovering the 2-foot bronze statue buried in thick brush, KNSD-TV, San Diego, reported Monday.

The statue, one of only two created by the Lark Dimond-Cates, stepdaughter of the famed children's author, whose real name was Theodor Seuss Geisel. The artwork is worth about $10,000.

Police said the investigation into the March 2012 theft is ongoing.

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