2010-07-22 / Local & State

Human Skull Stolen From Crypt At Pa. Cemetery

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) – Police in northeastern Pennsylvania want to know who broke into a mausoleum, smashed open a crypt and stole a human skull from a decades-old casket.

Workers at Hollenback Cemetery in Wilkes-Barre discovered the vandalism and theft on Friday morning.

Cemetery employees say someone cut the lock to the mausoleum, which was built in 1904. The skull was taken from a casket interred in the 1920s.

Police Lt. Paul Middleton says there are no leads and the investigation is ongoing.

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