Archive for Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Jewelry stolen from corpse in crypt

September 19, 2007

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— Police say thieves broke into an aboveground crypt at a Wichita cemetery and stole a necklace from a woman's corpse.

The theft was reported Tuesday morning, five months after an attempted grave robbery at another Wichita cemetery.

Captain Darrell Haynes said that in the more recent break-in, a $20 gold medallion made into a necklace is missing from the grave of a 60-year-old woman.

Detectives say it could be linked to an incident at another cemetery in April, when intruders broke into an aboveground mausoleum but couldn't open the casket.

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Confrontation 7 years, 8 months ago

It's always been interesting to me to see how many valuable items get buried with the dead. I recall one famly who flipped out because the funeral director suggested that they donate the dead person's eye glasses to a charity. As if the glasses were going to do any good in the ground. However, I do believe it's up to the individual family to make those choices and these grave robbers should receive their punishment.

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