NEWS

Larissa tomb raider exhumes wrong body

An unidentified tomb raider who dug up a recently buried woman and stole her wedding ring had probably intended to exhume another woman who had asked to be buried along with all her jewelry, police in Larissa, central Greece, said yesterday. Police launched their investigation last Saturday when the grave of an 85-year-old woman, buried in a cemetery in the village of Agia, was found to have been opened. An inspection of the body, which had been buried the day before, revealed the woman’s wedding ring was missing. After questioning locals, officers determined that a 79-year-old, buried in the same cemetery a few days earlier, had requested that all her valuables be placed in the coffin with her. Officers believe that the thief had intended to find this loot but settled for the wedding ring after opening the wrong grave.