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Funeral home 'body snatcher' sentenced

BROOKLYN, N.Y., Jan. 27 (UPI) -- A former Brooklyn funeral home director has been sentenced to eight to 24 years in prison for participating in a body-snatching scheme.

Body part theft suspects plead ignorance

NEW YORK, March 31 (UPI) -- Two men accused of cutting open corpses as part of an illegal New York and New Jersey body-parts ring say they thought there was proper family consent.

Four indicted in stolen body parts ring

NEW YORK, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Four people were arraigned in New York for allegedly defiling thousands of corpses, including Alistair Cooke's, and illegally selling the body parts.

Alistair Cooke's bones stolen and sold

NEW YORK, Dec. 22 (UPI) -- "Masterpiece Theatre" host Alistair Cooke's bones were carved out by New York body snatchers and sold for $7,000, it was reported Thursday.

Suit says funeral home mutilated body

NEW YORK, Oct. 18 (UPI) -- A Brooklyn man has filed a lawsuit against the funeral home where his father's organs were allegedly harvested for sale.
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