Detectives find two HUMAN HEADS in a Melbourne home as a ‘grave robber’ is arrested after ‘breaking into tombs and taking the skulls back to his house’
- Man, 40, arrested after allegedly stealing two human heads from a cemetery
- Two mausoleums were broken into on separate occasions in Footscray cemetery
- It’s believed graves were chosen at random. The man is expected to be charged
A suspected grave robber has been arrested after allegedly stealing two human heads from a cemetery and taking them back to his house.
The 40-year-old man in Spotswood, Melbourne’s west, is accused of breaking into two mausoleums on separate occasions at the Footscray General Cemetery between January 27 and February 1.
Shocked police said he is not a relative of either victim and detectives will allege she chose the graves at random.
‘It is expected the man will be charged with interfering with the corpse of a human being and criminal damage,’ Victoria Police said.
The 40-year-old man in Spotswood, Melbourne’s west, is accused of breaking into two mausoleums on separate occasions at the Geelong Road cemetery in Footscray and stealing human remains
Detectives swooped on the man in an early morning raid Friday, following a month of tireless investigations made all the more difficult by the ‘extreme sensitivity’ of the disturbing case.
A search warrant was executed at his Mary St home which was taped off on Friday afternoon as forensic officers moved in and out.
The Herald Sun reported one human skull was found in a bedroom and another was buried outside.
The alleged thefts prompted further security to be set up at the cemetery with CCTV cameras installed
A passerby discovered the mausoleums had been badly damaged at the time. The two victims are also not connected.
The alleged thefts prompted further security to be set up at the cemetery with CCTV cameras installed.
Anyone with information has been urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
Two human heads have been stolen from Footscray General Cemetery (pictured) in separate incidents over the past two weeks