Reading like the plot of a low-budget horror movie, the press was awash with the ghoulish story of the twins Nicholas and Alexander Grunke today, who were arrested after illegally excavating the corpse of Laura Tennesen: for the express purpose of sexually violating her remains.
Waking the Dead has been running for about a year now and in that time we’ve covered some pretty horrible stuff: body-snatching, death in all its gruesome facets, murder and the dark history of surgical science. But all of this pales into insignificance in the face of an almost unbelievable story which made the press today.
From the London Metro:
‘Twin brothers and an accomplice have been arrested Wisconsin, America after they tried to dig up a girl’s corpse and have sex with it.
Police received an anonymous tip-off that the three men were on their way to the cemetary to dig up a grave in rural southwestern Wisconsin.
Nicholas Grunke had openly lusted after Laura Tennesen – who died in a motorbike accident last month – when he spotted her picture in the obituary column of a local newspaper.
Three days later, on Tuesday, twins Nicholas and Alexander Grunke, 20, and Dustin Radke, 20, were charged in Grant County with attempted theft â€” and attempting to have sex with a corpse.’
From the London Metro
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