Carl Tanzler (1877-1952)
Scientist who stole body freed from jail. Key West, Florida, October 12, 1940 (UP). Friends today posted $1,000 bond and obtained release fromjail of Carl tanzler von Cosel, aged scientist who stole the body of a young woman he loved from her burial vault and kept the body in his home for seven years. Von Cosel will be tried in county criminal court in November on charges of "maliciously disturbing" the grave of Mrs. Elena Mesa, who died in 1931.
United Press, October 12, 1940