GENEVA — The Geneva Police Department says it discovered graffiti referencing the Ku Klux Klan under a convenience shop on Sunday.
Member of the department had gone to the Castle Mini Mart to assist the Geneva Fire Department around 12:20 p.m. The small fire was found on the underside of the creek bed underneath the Mini Mart, where investigators came across several graffiti markings, the department said in a press release. One of the markings had the letters "KKK."
A neighborhood canvas featuring interviews and a check of video surveillance turned up no possible witnesses or suspects, and police cannot determine how long again the graffiti was painted under the building. The building's owner was told about the markings and is having the spray paint cleaned up.
Anyone with any information on the markings is being asked to call Detective Matthew Colton at 315-828-6779 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
This is not the first time racist graffiti was found in Geneva this year. In July, it was discovered that a 12-year-old had drawn swastikas on local buildings, including a church.