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Woman's body 'found defiled' in funeral home

The Local · 7 Aug 2012, 09:37

Published: 07 Aug 2012 09:37 GMT+02:00

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Police said on Tuesday that they had no idea how anyone could have got into the funeral home in the small southern German town of Wangen, as it was locked all night and there was no sign of a break in, the regional Schwäbische Zeitung paper reported.

Police are treating the crime as the violation of a grave – punishable by up to three years in prison – but forensic scientists are examining the body for signs of necrophilia.

The 90-year-old woman had been moved to another room of the funeral home and partially undressed - a discovery that has left her family “shocked and distraught,” police spokesman Peter Korn told the paper.

To his knowledge, the incident is the first of its kind for his division, and he added that more details had not been released out of consideration of the woman's family.

He did say that in-depth examinations of the mortuary and the corpse were under way though.

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They believe that the incident took place between Saturday afternoon and early Sunday morning and are appealing for anyone with information to come forward.

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11:13 August 7, 2012 by Berlin fuer alles
Sicko! Really feel for the family. This is one of the worst crimes that can be committed. Whoever did this should be publically humilliated and made to clean faeces in prison cells for the duration of their stay.
16:45 August 7, 2012 by Loth
Are they sure she was dead? Did she come out of a coma or something only to die or pass out again?
20:27 August 7, 2012 by yahma
These are probably the same kids who run up and down my street at night with a black can of spray paint, and who light firecrackers at un-godly hours. Vandalism/Urban-Decay is a way of life for some of these kids.
17:21 August 8, 2012 by raandy
Disturbing story , I doubt that necrophilia had a part in this , she was 90, but the story eludes that there are more details than we know.
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