The National Police were called out to the cemetery at nearby Hurchillo when a neighbour discovered that a niche next to the one he was visiting had been desecrated.
Most of the people in Hurchillo have a key to the graveyard including the man who visited. Apparently the lock was intact so there were no signs of a forced entry. It is assumed that the perpetrator must have climbed over a fence at the back of the cemetery where he would have been out of sight of the road.
The police found that several niches had been vandalised and one of the headstones had been completely destroyed. In one niche the casket had been left hanging – it was too high and too heavy to remove. In the other case though, the casket had rotted away and there were human remains scattered around including the skull and several bones.
Quite what the motive would be for someone to do this beggars belief.