Chinese Officials Arrested In Corpse-Theft Scheme
Two Chinese officials were arrested after a grave robber said they bought dead bodies to meet a cremation quota.By Jasmine Bailey | November 3, 2014
Two southern Chinese officials are under investigation — accused of buying stolen corpses in an effort to meet cremation quotas.
This comes after the officials, both from Guangdong province, were named by a grave robber who police arrested after a man realized his grandfather's body was missing.
The grave robber admitted to stealing more than 20 bodies, putting them in bags and carrying them to Guangdong province on a motorcycle. He then reportedly sold each corpse for about $500.