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.
Taipei: Police in Taiwan have arrested a suspected grave robber thought to have stolen gold jewellery worth more than half a million dollars from hundreds of tombs across the island, a report said Saturday.
The adult mummies in KV 40 are largely fragmentary, likely torn apart by grave robbers, but infant corpses in the underground burial chamber remain intact, said researcher Susanne Bickel, of the University of Basel in
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.
I was brought up to believe that stealing from the dead was taboo and would bring bad luck and misfortune to the grave robbers.
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.
Brothels, grave robbers, horse thieves, hobos, and wild men of the woods all play a part, as do children stolen by gypsies and a woman tarred and feathered.
THE body of Sir Jimmy Savile has been entombed in concrete to stop raids by grave robbers.
GRAVE robbers have targeted 300-year-old tombstones in a Flintshire churchyard.
The movie is based on the true story of two grave robbers turned murderers, played by Simon Pegg and Andy Serkis.