MATTER CALLED TO ATTENTION OF DIST. ATTY.
The rumors that have been current about the streets in reference to the alleged body snatching affair in our cemetery were such that the Register noticed them yesterday. It now develops that the remains were removed by order of the Farmer's National Bank. It is claimed by the bank that the mausoleum belongs to the institution, and that the remains were surreptitiously put therein, the lock being broken to do it. Finding that unlawful methods had been used, they had the body removed from their property and notified the Jones estate where the remains now are deposited.
A Register reporter interviewed members of the Jones family to-day. The family have received a letter from the counsel for the bank to-day stating that the casket and body had been removed to another vault, which was the first intimation they had received of its whereabouts. They are indignant, as they claim that the mausoleum is their property, and that the bank or its servants had no more business therein than would body snatchers. Both civil and criminal actions are to be instituted against the bank. The matter has been placed before the District Attorney.
So now we're left with new questions. Where did the bank deposit the remains of Fred W. Jones? And who, if anyone, is buried in Jones' tomb? To quote Paul Barrett on the topic, "You can't make this stuff up."
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