In a shocking incident, body parts were stolen from a century-old grave in a Colorado cemetery, as reported by local authorities. The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office was alerted to the situation at Crown Hill Cemetery in Wheat Ridge, Colorado, around 7:20 a.m. on Wednesday. A cemetery worker, upon arriving at work, discovered significant damage to one of the crypts.
The Sheriff’s Office, in a statement, detailed the extent of the damage. Deputies found the front of a private mausoleum severely damaged, with the crypt and casket inside also showing signs of vandalism. The casket had been forcibly opened, and body parts of the interred individual were missing.
The cemetery officials have estimated the damage to the mausoleum to be around $30,000. The Los Angeles Times, in its report, mentioned that the individual whose remains were stolen had been interred approximately a century ago.
The authorities have not disclosed the identity of the person whose remains were stolen, nor have they revealed the family who owns the mausoleum. The police are currently trying to establish contact with the deceased’s living relatives.
The police suspect that the grave robbers might have infiltrated the cemetery under the cover of darkness. A comprehensive search of the area was conducted by investigators, and the crime scene was processed for potential evidence.
As of now, no arrests have been made, and no suspects have been identified. The police are appealing to the public for any information regarding the stolen body parts and are encouraging anyone with relevant information to reach out to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office tip line at (303) 271-5612.