It’s stories like this that make us wonder if Michael Alig has escaped from prison. When police in Morristown, Vermont, got a tip that someone had overheard information pertaining to perhaps some grave-robbing activity down at the cemetery, they hopped into the squad car to check it out, expecting nothing. But, sure enough, they found an opened casket in a tomb and a corpse with its head removed. “We had the funeral director come to the scene and we pulled the casket out,” said Morristown police chief Richard Keith. “Yes indeed, we found remains and they had been disturbed.” Yes indeed, disturbed and disturbing.
Turns out the culprit wasn’t Alig, but a 17-year-old whose duffle bag containing the head and tools suitable for tomb-raiding was found only minutes later in a silo near his home in a village not far from the graveyard. He claimed to be innocent, but the cops are holding him on $100,000 bail. The corpse’s widow was inconsolable when told of the vandalism. (AP via sfgate.com)
Authorities are not sure of the motive of the crime. Court documents said the suspect allegedly talked of using the man’s head as a bong or a pipe for smoking marijuana.