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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THE INVASION C5 10Pm Nicole Kidman and Daniel Craig are disconnected in bungled revision of Jack Finney's Cold War bodysnatching classic.
The bodysnatching scandal dates from February 2006, when Mastromarino - then owner of Biomedical Tissue Service, based in Fort Lee, New Jersey - and others were accused of cutting up corpses from funeral homes in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
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The law has found their bodysnatching immoral and consequently awarded compensation.
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THE daughter of veteran broad caster Alistair Cooke came face to face with a man accused of hacking up her father's corpse in a multi-million-pound bodysnatching ring yesterday.
The performances are as subtle as they are affecting and this emerges as a gentle piece that just happens to be about murder, money and bodysnatching.
Cold War bodysnatching themes spruced up in an exciting teen horror flick from Robert Rodriguez, astutely drawing on the shared experiences of countless sci-fi scare pictures.
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Learn about Dracula's Dublin origins, bodysnatching and enjoy an Irish wake at the historic Legal Eagle Tavern.