LANCASTER, Wis. -- A photo that accompanied a newspaper obituary apparently led to an attempt last weekend to dig up the grave of a 20-year-old woman who was killed in an accident Aug. 27, authorities said Tuesday. The motive allegedly was sex.
Three men charged with taking part in the attempted grave robbery had no connection to Laura Tennessen, other than seeing her obituary, Grant County Sheriff Keith Govier said.
''They never had any contact with her, did not know her or of her until her passing away was published in an obituary,'' he said.
Twin brothers Alexander and Nicholas Grunke, 20, of Ridgeway, and Dustin Radke, 20, of Dodgeville, made initial appearances in Circuit Court Tuesday on charges of attempted third-degree sexual assault and attempted misdemeanor theft.
According to court documents, Radke told investigators he brought Nicholas Grunke to the cemetery earlier last week, and Grunke wanted to find Tennessen's grave.
Radke said Grunke asked him to help because he wanted to dig up Tennessen's body for sex, the court documents said, and the three had stopped at a store on the way to the cemetery to buy condoms.
''Just when you think you've seen it all, something strange like this happens,'' the sheriff said.
That desperate; not enough money to get a prostitute?
This almost has my tears by how disturbing/wrong it is.
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