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Police: Homeless man breaks into funeral home, has sex with corpse

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COLUMBUS, Ga. – Police arrested a 26-year-old homeless man for allegedly breaking into a funeral home and having sex with a dead woman, it was reported Friday.

The Ledger-Enquirer (http://bit.ly/1A4EWKv) said Domonique Smith was arrested Monday (Feb. 9) and accused of stealing a bicycle from the Hill Watson Peoples Funeral Service. During the investigation of the burglary, police say they found evidence that Smith had sex with a dead woman.

If convicted, the necrophilia charge carries a prison sentence of one to 10 years.

“The investigation led us to believe he had a sexual act with the woman’s body,” Columbus police Capt. Gordon Griswould told the newspaper.

Griswould didn’t comment on the type of sexual act Smith allegedly performed on the body. The victim wasn’t identified, but her family has been informed of the charges and the ongoing investigation, Griswould said.

The crime is thought to have happened between 7 p.m. on Sunday (Feb. 8) and 7 a.m. on Monday (Feb. 9).

Griswould said he couldn’t remember the last time there was a necrophilia charge in the area.

“This is extremely rare,” Griswould said.

 

 

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7 comments

  • Don

    They better run DNA, more likely one of the undertakers had a go. Either way, the poor guy should just hang himself. I don’t know anything lower than that, time to volunteer for the Darwin award since he seems to be halfway there already.

  • Meghan Mackenzie (@MeghanKenz)

    I believe it’s safe to assume he was highly intoxicated and/or high on some drug(s). Either way, you don’t have sex with the departed, that’s beyond nasty. It does make you wonder how often this act occurs across the country, be it a random person, such as in this case, or how many of the undertakers get down that way too. I’m not understanding the fascination w/ such an act nor the attraction to a deceased person. Hmm, I suppose that is something someone who is fluent in Psychology etc. would have to elaborate on…anyways, it’s gross, and I’m willing to bet this happens WAY MORE than we’d like to think it does. Scary thought.

  • Jerome

    We must remember there are all types of mental disorders. I am completed studies in the mental health field, I continue studies because I more I know the more I want to know. Now , I am interested in being an embalmer for an outlet.