Body Stolen From a Grave Is Recovered

From Reuters

The remains of a 20-year-old Texas woman whose body was stolen from her freshly dug grave were recovered Friday, but authorities said they still had no motive or suspects in the case.

A newspaper delivery man discovered the body of Melinda Ann Lee lying by the side of a South Dallas road Friday morning, said Capt. Larry Williams with the Dallas County Sheriff's Department.

The local medical examiner's office used dental records to identify the remains, which were unearthed from Restland Memorial Park sometime between Monday night and Tuesday morning, he said.

Investigators declined to reveal any details about the condition of the body, but said interviews with Lee's friends and family have put them no closer to solving the bizarre case.

Lee died Dec. 7, nearly two months after she was involved in a car accident with an alleged drunk driver.

Her body was stolen two days after her burial last Saturday.

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