Missing statue returned to historic Galveston mansion

This winged lion statue, missing for the last two years, has been returned to an historic Galveston Island mansion.

January 19, 2011 4:28:40 PM PST
A statue that went missing more than two years ago from one of Galveston Island's most historic mansions has returned.

The winged lion statue dissapeared from the historic Bishop's Palace in May of 2008. It was first placed in front of the home back in the 1890s. Officials with the Galveston Historical Foundation told Eyewitness News someone recently purchased the statue in Austin, then realized it may have been stolen.

It has since been returned to the historical foundation and will be back in front of Bishop's Palace soon.

It's still unknown who took the statue in the first place.