Human remains stolen from Newark cemetery

Police are investigating reports of human remains stolen from Mount Pleasant Cemetery.

Human remains were stolen from the Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Newark Tuesday afternoon.

Human remains were stolen from the Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Newark Tuesday afternoon. (8/18/15)

NEWARK - Police are investigating reports of human remains stolen from Mount Pleasant Cemetery.

Officers responded to the cemetery Tuesday afternoon for reports of a burglary at one of the cemetery's mausoleums.

Police say the mausoleum dates back to the 1940s and that someone forced open a casket and removed the remains.

There have been several other thefts at the cemetery since its opening, according to Newark police.

Anyone who may have any information about the thefts is urged to contact the Newark police Crime Stoppers by calling 877-695-8477 or 877-695-4867.

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