Source: Colorado Springs Gazette
Air Force Academy officials said today they may never know who left a large wooden cross at the campus’ recently constructed Earth-centered worship circle – or why.
Investigators closed their probe into the Jan. 17 incident a little more than a month after it began, saying they exhausted efforts to find the person or people responsible, said Capt. Corinna Jones, an academy spokeswoman.
Among the mysteries left unsolved: Whether the cross was an act of religious intolerance, an innocent mistake, or something in between.
“For it to be a hate crime, you have to know the motives,” Jones said.
The cross – consisting of two railroad ties propped against a boulder - was reported by Tech Sgt. Brandon Longcrier, an academy staff member who presides over a dozen cadets who follow pagan and other Earth-centered religious traditions.