April 8, 2013 |
SANTIAGO, Chile - Chilean authorities on Monday exhumed the body of Pablo Neruda to check claims by a former chauffeur that the Nobel Prize-winning poet may have been killed by government agents shortly after the 1973 overthrow of his friend, President Salvador Allende. Under a special tent and wearing protective clothing, a team of forensic pathologists that included a U.S. toxicologist gathered in the coastal resort town of Isla Negra to oversee the exhumation. Neruda died on Sept.
August 11, 1999 |
Forensic experts, reconstructing a 1995 massacre in the Bosnian enclave of Srebrenica, have finished exhuming about 250 bodies from a mass grave, U.N. officials said Tuesday. "Although the grave was disturbed, remains of approximately 250 persons were found, some with their hands tied behind their backs," said Kelly Moore, the spokeswoman for the United Nations in Bosnia-Herzegovina. She said the bodies will be taken to a morgue, where they will be photographed and cataloged.
March 19, 1999 |
A leading German newspaper has reported that revered German literary hero Johann Wolfgang von Goethe was secretly exhumed about 30 years ago. The macabre revelation came as Germany prepares to celebrate the 250th anniversary of Goethe's birth on Aug. 28. Scientists in the former East Germany removed Goethe's remains from his tomb in 1970 to preserve the skeleton. They enclosed it in foam before returning it to the tomb.
January 27, 2001 |
Romanian Communists said they will seek approval to exhume the remains of Stalinist dictator Nicolae Ceausescu because they suspect that he might have been tortured before he was executed in 1989. "We plan to ask authorities to allow us to exhume Ceausescu and his wife to bury them in a Christian way," said Cristian Niculae of the Romanian Workers Party.
June 6, 1991 |
The body of civil rights leader Medgar Evers was exhumed and transported here to be re-examined as part of a renewed inquiry into his slaying, officials confirmed Wednesday. Evers' body was exhumed Monday from Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia, a U.S. Army spokeswoman said. She said the Jackson, Miss., district attorney's office, which has reopened an investigation into Evers' death, requested the exhumation. Evers was shot to death June 12, 1963, in front of his Jackson home.
January 13, 1998 |
The National Park Service on Monday rejected a forensic scientist's request to exhume the body of 19th century explorer Meriwether Lewis. Scientist James Starrs had sought to prove that Lewis was murdered and did not commit suicide in 1809. Jerry Belson, director of the National Park Service's southeast region, said in a letter to Starrs that the exhumation would be inconsistent with policies barring the disturbance of burial sites in national parklands unless threatened with destruction.