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Thieves steal juvenile’s body from mortuary in Nyandarua


Dec 8, 2022
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Unknown thieves broke into JM Kariuki Hospital morgue in Nyandarua county and stole a body of a 10-year-old on Tuesday night December 6, 2022.

A mortuary attendant told police on Wednesday that he realized there was a break-in at the mortuary when he was reporting to work in the morning at around 8 am.

The attendant said he realized the main door at the mortuary had been broken. Police said they established that three doors of the said mortuary block were broken into.

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In the mortuary, the thieves accessed one of the freezers and removed the body of the juvenile and left with it.

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Septic hole

Police immediately launched a search for the missing body which was shockingly found in a septic hole out of the mortuary.

It’s not clear why the thieves stole the body from the mortuary’s refrigerator only to dump it in a septic hole a few meters from the mortuary.

Police, who fire brigade officials accompanied, retrieved the body while intact and returned it to the mortuary.

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The authorities said they plan a further inspection of the body and also launch an investigation to determine how the boy died as part of the probe into the daring theft at the mortuary.

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