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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RAY BRADBURY's influential body-snatching aliens story The Meteor given tight treatment in a creepy little B-picture originally shot in 3D.
A CATHOLIC priest appeared in court yesterday charged with body-snatching the remains of a child "saint" from a convent in England.
EVERYONE should donate their bodies to medical science after they die to wipe out multi-million pound criminal body-snatching rings which illegally sold human tissue from corpses to three Welsh hospitals, it was claimed yesterday.
The sci-fi staple body-snatching theme allied to Charlize Theron's paranoid perception of pregnancy, Rosemary Baby's-style, makes for an unsettling if familiar melodrama (1999) PPP
The kids at Herrington High are so unpleasant, body-snatching could only be an improvement.
The head of a body-snatching ring responsible for stealing the bones of veteran broadcaster Alistair Cooke will plead guilty next week despite US prosecutors trying to withdraw a plea deal, a judge has ruled.
THE leader of a body-snatching ring responsible for stealing the bones of veteran broadcaster Alistair Cooke will plead guilty next week, despite US prosecutors trying to withdraw a plea deal, a judge ruled yesterday.
The sci-fi staple body-snatching theme allied to Theron's paranoid perception of pregnancy, Rosemary Baby's-style, makes for an unsettling, if familiar, melodrama.
FIVE more hospitals were yesterday accused of hoarding dead children's organs without permission as Scotland's body-snatching scandal deepened.
The boss of a multi-million-dollar body-snatching ring which stole the bones of broadcaster Alistair Cooke will plead guilty in a plea deal with US prosecutors next week, his lawyer said yesterday.
These include stories of family feuds, body-snatching, vampires and voodoo.
Each year, Korbus Jonkel of the Occult Related Crime Squad investigates more than 250 suspicious occurrences, including abduction, rape, body-snatching and ritual murder.