Police in Wheat Ridge, Colorado, responded to a call about a damaged mausoleum and discovered that body parts had been removed from a casket inside. Investigators have been unable to locate the person’s family. The identity of the person buried in the mausoleum is being withheld for now. The incident is being treated as a felony.
WHEAT RIDGE, Colo. (KUSA) – The police in Colorado were called to investigate a damaged mausoleum, but what they discovered was far more disturbing than mere vandalism. Jacki Kelly from the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office reported that the faceplate of the mausoleum had been smashed, while the crypt behind it had been accessed and the casket inside partially pulled out. Shockingly, body parts from within the casket had been removed.
Authorities have been attempting to contact the family of the deceased but have been unsuccessful thus far. Kelly explained, “This specific scene today involves someone who died a long time ago, making it difficult to find family members.” As a result, the name on the mausoleum is being withheld from the public. However, it was disclosed that the individuals buried inside lived and died in the early 1900s.
Kelly expressed her distress at the situation, stating, “It’s so disturbing that someone would take the steps to unearth someone who has been laid to rest and to do anything to harm the body of somebody who’s gone, and how devastating these can be for families.”
The police have yet to determine the identity of the perpetrator, their motive, or whether anything else was stolen from the casket. Whatever the reasons behind this act, it is clear that it is not only disturbing and awful but also a felony charge.
The violation of a final resting place is not only morally reprehensible but also deeply disrespectful to the deceased and their grieving families. The sanctity of burial grounds should be upheld and protected, as they provide a place for loved ones to find solace and remember those who have passed away.
As the investigation continues, authorities are urging anyone with information about the incident to come forward. It is hoped that the responsible party will be swiftly apprehended and held accountable for their heinous actions..