Woman With Her Husband's Bones In Her Luggage Stopped At German Airport

A woman who was taking a trip from Greece revealed that she wanted to return her husband’s remains to his native Armenia. Authorities later realized that the transfer of the bones were not against any laws.

The 74-year-old Armenian woman was detained by the authorities at Munich airport in Germany after the discovery of human bones in her luggage, as revealed by the German federal police on Tuesday.

Airport officials found the humans remains after examining the contents of a wooden box in the woman’s luggage. They then called in customs officers, a doctor and a public prosecutor for further questioning.

After police interrogations, it was discovered that the woman was attempting to fly the bones of her deceased husband from her home in Greece to be laid to rest in their native Armenia, with flight stopovers in Munich and Kyiv before reaching the destination. The woman was accompanied by her 52-year-old daughter.

Documents showed that the woman’s husband had died in 2008 and was buried near their home in Thessaloniki.

Federal authorities determined that the transfer of human remains was lawful. No grounds for a criminal investigation were found by the public prosecutor, after which the mother and daughter were permitted to continue on their journey, taking the bones with them.

Source: https://www.dw.com/en/germany-woman-stopped-at-munich-airport-after-husbands-bones-found-in-bag/a-54434030