Confederate monuments defaced near Vancouver, Wash.

RIDGEFIELD, Wash. (AP) — Former highway markers honoring Confederate President Jefferson Davis were defaced at a park named for Davis north of Vancouver, Washington.

The Columbian reported Friday ( ) one of the two markers on private land near Ridgefield was covered with black tar or paint and the other was covered in a red substance.

Jefferson Davis Park is maintained by the Sons of Confederate Veterans Pacific Northwest Division.

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It contains two markers for "Jefferson Davis Highway 99," which was part of an effort to designate a route in his name up to Canada with two markers in Washington state.

Confederate monuments are coming under heavy scrutiny this week after Heather Heyer was killed by a man who allegedly drove his car into a crowd protesting a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.