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Editor: Gerry W. Beyer
Texas Tech Univ. School of Law

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Woman with husband’s bones gets close look at Munich Airport

BoxPeople bring a lot of different things to the airport when they travel, toiletries, laptops, tablets, games, playing cards, etc. However, it is not very often, if ever, that a passenger packs a box of bones for a flight. 

Yet, police at Munich Airport got a surprise when they searched a wooden box belonging to a 74-year-old passenger. The box contained the bones of her deceased husband.

"Customs officials, a doctor and prosecutors were called in, and they determined no crime had been committed."

Police learned that the woman and her 52-year-old daughter were on traveling from Greece back home to Armenia via Munich and Kyiv. 

The mother said that her husband died in 2008 and was buried in Thessaloniki, Greece and that she and her daughter decided to bring his remains home to a final resting place in Armenia. 

See, Woman with husband’s bones gets close look at Munich Airport , AP News, August 4, 2020. 


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