The Black Caucus of the American Library Association dedicated the tree and a stone memorial on Saturday in Wabash Park in Ferguson, calling it "a symbol of peace, comfort and hope for all who gather under its branches."
On Sunday, the tree was found the tree was found cut in half and the stone was missing.
Mike Brown tree dedicated yesterday, decimated today pic.twitter.com/JmyHBgtRbH— Mo Costello (@mocostello60) April 20, 2015
There are many trees dedicated to various people in Wabash Park, and some residents wondered why this could happen. They also worried about where this leaves the city, which is trying to move on from Brown's death and the months of unrest that followed.
Police say they do not have any leads on who vandalized the memorial.