St. Louis County, Mo (KSDK) - A sign meant to honor a civil rights leader has been defaced.
It happened overnight Friday along Interstate 55 in South St. Louis County. Vandals struck the sign, spraypainting the letters "KKK" in black.
NewsChannel 5 investigated the situation and found that a previous sign in the same location had a connection to the Ku Klux Klan. The same stretch of highway also used to be a clean-up zone for the KKK; however, it was dedicated to Rosa Parks in 2005 following her death.
The bottom part of the sign with the graffiti has been removed.
Police said they are investigating.