Posted: Apr 7, 2010 12:39 PM by Associated Press
Updated: Apr 7, 2010 12:56 PM
Police have arrested two women at a British airport after they reportedly tried to smuggle a corpse onto a flight.
Police said Tuesday the women were detained at Liverpool's John Lennon airport "on suspicion of failing to give notification of death" of a 91-year-old man.
The BBC and other British media reported that the women placed the man, a relative of theirs, into a wheelchair and covered his face with sunglasses in a bid to get him aboard a flight to Berlin.
The women, aged 41 and 66, were detained Saturday and have been released on bail.
They have not been charged and police say inquiries are continuing.