Man Storing Human Remains Stole Them For ‘Religious Purposes’: Cops

Yahoo! News, December 6, 2015

Police in Connecticut say they’ve recovered the remains of five humans in the home of a Hartford man who they believe stole them from a Massachusetts cemetery.

What’s more, authorities believe Amador Medina was storing the skeletal remains for his religious practices, the AP reports.

Amador Medina

Amador Medina

Specifically, the cops believe 32-year-old Medina was using the bones as part of healing rituals related to the Caribbean religion of Santeria.

According to police, the remains were interred between 1904 and the late 1970s at the Hope Cemetery in Worcester, Mass.

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Last week, police were tipped off to what were believed to be human remains stored somewhere in the Hartford apartment building where Medina lives.

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