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The following is an excerpt from a story about a stolen piece of art being returned to Wichita State University after more than 25 years. The article appeared in the Aug. 29 issue of The Wichita Eagle.

Statue stolen from Wichita State in 1987 recovered in Mo.

Thursday, August 30, 2012 | Share

A valuable statue stolen in 1987 from Wichita State University has been recovered in southwestern Missouri, and one man is under arrest.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the bronze bust of American poet Robert Frost by famed sculptor Walker Hancock is currently valued at about $25,000. News reports from 1987 indicate the statue was one of three stolen early that year from an outdoor collection on the campus of the Kansas school.

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Created on Thursday, August 30, 2012; Last modified on Thursday, September 13, 2012