Police: Toddler's body stolen from grave

July 8, 2009 10:43:43 AM PDT
Authorities investigating the theft of a 2-year-old girl's body from a Connecticut cemetery say evidence at the crime scene points to a possible ritual. Stamford Capt. Richard Conklin said based on evidence found at the scene and information from authorities in New Jersey, investigators are looking at the crime "as a ritualistic sort of thing." He would not disclose details, citing an ongoing investigation.

Two men fishing in the Passaic River on Sunday afternoon in Clifton, N.J., found a girl's body in a bag at the shoreline. An investigation led authorities to the grave of a girl who was buried in Stamford in 2007.

Authorities exhumed the grave and found an empty coffin.

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