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Man digs up 5 graves and steals 100-year-old skeletal remains

By Mason White 11:31 AM December 7, 2015
Amador Medina 

By: Feng Qian
(Scroll down for video) A man was arrested after being caught with skeletal remains, which he dug up and stole from a cemetery, police in Connecticut said.

Hartford police said that they have arrested 32-year-old Amador Medina, after he was caught in possession of stolen skeletons, which were stolen from the Hope Cemetery.

Massachusetts State Police said that Medina was wanted for speeding and possessing a revoked license. Investigators believe that Medina stole the skeletons for religious reasons.

According to the police investigation, Medina allowed police to enter his apartment located at 245 Preston Street. He led the officers to the second floor of his home and showed them the remains, which are about 100 years old.

Police investigators believe that the remains were taken from five separate graves at the Hope Cemetery located on Webster Street.