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"An investigation is under way in New York into allegations that the bones of the late broadcaster Alistair Cooke were stolen before his cremation.

Cooke, known for the Letter from America he broadcast for the BBC, died almost two years ago, aged 95.

According to the New York Daily News his bones were stolen by a criminal ring trading body parts."

Read the rest at BBC News International

I've been working on revisions to a story about body-snatching in 19th Century London, but a modern-day counterpart never occurred to me.