Okay, file this in the WTF category

The police in Stamford, Connecticut reported that someone stole a toddler’s body from its grave. The dead child, a two-year-old girl, was later found in the Passaic River in New Jersey, wrapped in a plastic bag. (Both of those headlines are wrong, btw. The toddler was a girl, not a boy. And it was a CT cemetery and a NJ river, not the other way around.) Nobody seems to know who did this or why they did it. If this is someone’s idea of a joke, it is Seriously Not Funny.

I know that in Italy, at least at one time in fairly recent history, once in awhile people would steal a dead body for ransom, i.e. “If you want your Papa back in time for the funeral, give us fourteen million lira!” (Which isn’t as much as it sounds — about $10,000 in American money. It’s a good thing the Italians have replaced the lira with the euro, otherwise they would need wheelbarrows to cart around their spare change.) I wonder if the Connecticut thing was similar. How did the police know the body wasn’t there? The article says the parents had no idea. Did someone report that the grave looked disturbed?

Bizarro. It’s a sick world sometimes.

3 thoughts on “Okay, file this in the WTF category

  1. Meyahna July 8, 2009 / 8:53 pm

    I don’t understand either except if they have found a real psychic how any investigation could have led them to know it was this girl when the grave was undisturbed (theft not recent I read) and the family themselves had no clue her body was no longer in it. Unless there was a note with the body, but then that’s not really an investigation.

    • Meaghan July 8, 2009 / 9:37 pm

      I’m trying to imagine this scene: they think it’s a homicide victim, ME has the baby laid out on the table, opens her up, and… “Hey…that’s…embalming fluid.”

  2. Meyahna July 9, 2009 / 6:46 pm

    Yes but then there are thousands of dead to check unless they did an autopsy and saw the brain condition and then it reduced a lot the possibilities.

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