Pauline Spinelli’s Body Stolen From Mausoleum, NJ Grandma Grave Robbery Victim
A grandmother’s body has been stolen in New Jersey, and police say a cult may be to blame for the cruel crime.
The grave robbery in Pleasantville, New Jersey occurred at the Greenwood Cemetery. The earthly remains of one Pauline Spinelli, who died in 1996 at the age of 98, were removed from her crypt sometime late Thursday or early Friday.
Spinelli’s body was stolen from a mausoleum that held six bodies, located in a remote area of Atlantic City Cemetery. One of Spinelli’s grandsons was horrified and saddened by the bizarre happenstance, telling press:
“I don’t know how they picked grandmom.”
Rocky Spinelli explained that while he lost his grandma 16 years ago, the theft of her body was an additional insult, compounding the loss:
“I’m going to miss grandma, even though she’s dead… They’re sick people, they’re crazy.”
Pauline Spinelli’s grandson’s anguish as to the fate of his grandma’s stolen body is clear in his comments to a local NBC affiliate, and he says:
“You gotta think…they took her out of the box and threw her in the back of their car with them… I don’t want to see someone desecrate her body — chop her up or make some sort of voodoo dust out of her.”
Police are working to determine whether the body stolen was linked to two other grave robberies in the area over the past few years — one involving the corpse of a 72-year-old man and another that saw the body of a two-year-old stolen from his grave.
Law enforcement currently has no leads in the New Jersey body snatching case.
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