Gravedigger Poses For Photo With Nephew Of Rotting Corpse He’s Dug Up
TO a cemetery in Guardamar del Segura, near Alicante on Spain’s Costa Blanca, where the a man’s body has been exhumed. The man, who we’ll call Bernie, is being replanted to lie for eternity alongside his newly departed wife. Overseeing the unearthing are the man’s niece and nephew. The body emerges for the hole its been in for 23 years.
The man’s niece asks if gravedigger Celestino Reyna, 55, will join the nephew and a mummified uncle in a photo. He agrees.
She posts the picture on the web. The authorities see it. And now Reyna has since been suspended from his job as a gravedigger.
Local councillor Felipe Aldeguer defends Reyna:
“At the end of the day the man’s family were there and it seems they were the ones that instigated this. He just foolishly agreed to what they wanted. It appears to be a one-off error of judgement rather than a systematic form of behaviour. It’s a silly mistake and although there’s no justification for it and there will be consequences, we do not need to go overboard.”
Failing to add that it’s what the man would have wanted…