Body Snatcher

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A person who illegally removes a dead body from a grave or vault, usually for profit. The practice was common in the 19th century due to demand for cadavers for medical students studying human anatomy
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BURKE & HARE (15, 91 mins) EVEN a stellar British cast can't stop this tale of famed grave robbers dying a horrible death.
GRUESOME: Exhibits by Marc Quinn, main pic and top, use the artist's blood; the preserved head of a Maori warrior, left, a wallet made from grave robber William Burke's skin, below left, and, bottom, Von Hagens's; chess-playing corpse
Suspected grave robbers attempted to exhume the body of Veronica Wambui, 74, who was buried last month.
Again, as with the temple, grave robbers damaged many graves while trying to steal objects of an archaeological value, before Toumazou's team were able to discover them.
And when the decidedly dodgy Crime Squad legend Maisonneuve returns to join the hunt for the grave robbers, Sandra reckons he's hiding something.
And I contend that it was via the holes in the walls that allowed the grave robbers access, so Kirklees are indirectly responsible for this dilemma.
These objects were covered with soot from a heavy fire, presumably set by grave robbers of the late 19th century.
15PM Simon Pegg and Andy Serkis star as the notorious grave robbers in this comedy by John Landis.
Archaeologists told National Geographic that they kept their work quiet for fear grave robbers would pick the site clean.
New York, Feb 25 ( ANI ): Whitney Houston's burial site is now reportedly being protected by armed guards amidst fears that grave robbers would be after her jewellery and gold-lined coffin.