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Women arrested for trying to take corpse onto plane

5 years ago April 07, 2010 Apr 7, 2010 Wednesday, April 07 2010 Wednesday, April 07, 2010 11:39:44 AM CDT in News

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.

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