A grieving widower was shocked to find a male nurse having sex with his dead wife’s body when he went to see her for the final time in a hospital morgue.
The woman’s 28-year-old husband had left his wife’s body to pay some hospital bills and returned to find the horrifying scene.
He said: “I saw him and hit him. He was moving, he had his pants down.”
Grover Macuchapi was arrested in connection with the incident at the Hospital de Clinicas in the Bolivian capital city of La Paz and faces unspecified charges.
The 27-year-old reportedly told officers that he could not remember anything about the incident.
Douglas Uzquiano, deputy director of the Bolivian anti-crime force, said: “At the time, the deceased had been transferred to the morgue.
“The husband returns and finds that this man of 27 years was maintaining relations with the corpse of his wife.
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Grieving widower catches male nurse having sex with dead wife in hospital morgue
He added: “The nursing assistant was committing the crime of necrophilia.”
Apparently Bolivian police have not yet decided what charges Macuchapi should face – while “profanation” is thought to be the most likely, if legal experts can find a more serious charge it would carry a heavier sentence.