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11 Arrested After 'Corpse Bride' Is Dug Up

Chinese woman's body used for ancient 'ghost marriage' ritual

(Newser) - It sounds like a Tim Burton film, but the reality is much creepier: Chinese police have arrested 11 people in the country's east who are accused of playing a role in a "ghost marriage." In the ancient custom, a man who dies single is laid to rest... More »

Chinese Killer Supplied Corpse Brides

"Weddings for the dead" making a comeback in rural areas

(Newser) - Chinese authorities have arrested a man said to have killed six women in order to sell their bodies to families seeking "ghost brides"  to marry their deceased sons. He and three other corpse traders are reputed to be members of an underground supply network prompted by  a growing... More »

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