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Widow digs up husband’s body, dumps coffin on roadside

A GRIEVING widow faces jail after exhuming the corpse of her dead husband before dumping his coffin on the roadside and attempting to smuggle his body across a border.
   
Verica Zunjic, 60, had driven 230 miles from her home in the town of Doboj, Bosnia, to Danilovgrad, Montenegro, where her husband Milograd was buried in a family plot.
   
It is thought that she had fallen out with her late husband’s family and wanted his resting place to be closer to home.
   
After sneaking into the graveyard where he was buried, she continued to exhume his body by digging up his coffin, before putting it in the back of her car and attempting to head home.
   
She had faced difficulty in closing the boot once her husband’s body was inside the vehicle and had consequently laid him on the back seat, hoping to tell border officials that he was sleeping.
   
However, fellow motorists became suspicious when Mrs. Zunjic was spotted pulling over and opening the coffin, before putting her husband’s body in the car.
   
Her plan came undone when she was stopped by a police patrol a few miles down the road, after police were able to survey CCTV footage to identify the pensioner.
   
A police spokesman said: ‘When officers stopped her she denied any wrong-doing and said she was “just taking what was rightfully hers.”
   
‘Unfortunately, exhuming a corpse without official permission is illegal, no matter what the reasons.’   

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