Two arrests at Liverpool airport after attempt to smuggle corpse onto flight
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Anke Anusic, age 44, and her mother Gitta, age 66, were arrested at Liverpool John Lennon Airport last Saturday for attempting to smuggle the body of their deceased 91-year-old relative, "Willi" Curt Jaran, on a flight to Berlin, Germany.
The women tried to take the body on to the plane in a wheelchair wearing sunglasses, and they claimed that the person was asleep. They had previously used a taxi to bring the corpse from their home in Oldham.
The deception was discovered by check-in staff; both airport staff and the taxi driver are said to be upset by the events. Though they have not explained their actions, the costs of transporting a body can be several thousand pounds. They have been arrested on suspicion of failing to report a death. Both women are German nationals.
The two women, however, claim that Mr Jaran was alive until check in.
- Matt Hurst. "Dead man caught ‘checking in’ at Liverpool John Lennon Airport" — , April 6, 2010
- "Women try to take body on plane at Liverpool airport" — , April 6, 2010
- Matt Hurst. "Family of dead German man discovered at Liverpool's John Lennon Airport insist he was alive until check-in" — , April 6, 2010