Nfld. & Labrador

Police, medical examiner at Foxtrap cemetery linked to alleged grave robbing

The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary continues to hold a scene at All Saints Anglican Cemetery in Foxtrap, a week after 'quite old' skeletal remains were found nearby, resulting in charges against a 20-year-old man.

20-year-old man charged earlier this week

Police and other officials were at All Saints Anglican Cemetery on Saturday with an excavator. (Jeremy Eaton/CBC)

The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary continues to hold a scene at All Saints Anglican Cemetery in Foxtrap, a week after "quite old" skeletal remains were found nearby, resulting in charges against a 20-year-old man.

Police officers were at the graveyard Saturday along with staff from the medical examiner's office, a team of experts from Memorial University and an excavator.

Police were first called to the area on April 6. A week later, officers were still holding the cemetery. (Jeremy Eaton/CBC)

CBC News has requested comment from the RNC but has yet to receive a reply.

Police have maintained a presence at the cemetery since 1 a.m. on April 6, when they were called to the area. Officers also held a scene in a wooded area on the Newfoundland T'Railway nearly Greelytown Road, less than a kilometre from the graveyard.

Police and other officials had heavy equipment on hand Saturday morning at the All Saints Anglican Cemetery in Foxtrap. (Jeremy Eaton/CBC)

The RNC issued a release Monday about the discovery of human remains, which the medical examiner determined to be "quite old" and not linked to any missing persons cases.

Police later charged a 20-year-old man with indecently interfering with human remains, possession of property obtained by crime and breach of a court order.

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