2010-06-24 / Local & State

Pa. Police Probing Human Remains Find Empty Graves

WYALUSING, Pa. (AP) Police investigating the discovery of human remains in a northeastern Pennsylvania home say they have dug up the graves of the homeowner’s husband and sister and found their coffins empty.

State police say the remains were found Tuesday at the home of Jean Stevens in Wyalusing Township, Bradford County.

Police said at a news conference Thursday that the remains had been identified as the bodies of James Stevens and June Stevens, the homeowner’s husband and sister.

James Stevens died in May 1999; June Stevens died last year.

Police said in a statement that they believe both bodies had been disinterred by someone Jean Stevens knew – at her request soon after their deaths.

No charges have been filed.

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