Suspected grave robber found dead in a hole

Police in Changhua County are attempting to identify a body found head-first in a hole at a cemetery in Hemei Township on June 15.

Police received a report at around 8:00am on Saturday morning that a passerby had spotted a man’s legs sticking out of a hole above a grave in the Jiaboa public cemetery.

Investigators found a decomposing body in the 90-centimeter-deep, 50×70-centimeter-wide hole. The deceased was shirtless, and wearing jeans. Beside the body was a shovel, and a case containing various tools. The hole was situated directly above a coffin.

Police said that the body was of a middle-aged male, about 170 centimeters tall, slightly balding, with missing teeth.

While investigations into the identity of the man, his motivations, and cause of death are ongoing, it is suspected that the man suffocated as he was attempting to rob the grave.

body of suspected grave robber

Sources: SETN, Apple Daily.

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