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Man Allegedly Steals Dead Girlfriend's Body for Selfies and Other Selfie Madness

Well now, if you think one or two of my other posts are strange, wait until you catch this one. A California man has allegedly stolen his dead girlfriend's body and took a selfie for his friends on social media. Here's the original post on documentingreality.com .

I've been unable to find anything on Google News, myself. But this could be simply due to the unidentified man not being identified/arrested yet. (Surely, the theft of a cadaver – selfie or not – would catch a charge, right?) So, just like the original poster, we're going to have to take a “wait-and-see” approach.

Whether it's real or not, I hope it never gets removed.

But, in the course of the search for some corroborating news, I ended up finding a pile of other zany/sad/disturbing/funny stories. The world is becoming one truly messed up place, some days.

Out of Missouri (At least it's not Florida this time) we have the case of Chelsie Berry and Jared Prier, who, allegedly took a couple of opportune selfies with the dead body of a friend who died of a drug overdose.

According to the news, the pair were out “partying” with a friend who overdosed and, fearing the discovery of drugs in their car, after having taken a few shots, then abandoned the body in another person's driveway.

What great friends, huh? And, since when did “partying” involve being alone in a car?

From the New York Post, there's the case of a woman in Brooklyn who went through the trouble of taking a selfie while a Brooklyn resident was being rescued from a suicide attempt on the Brooklyn Bridge .

The article includes a couple other stories which might be disturbing to some. I wanted more, though. Those Google results were proving to be interesting, to say the least.

Out of Russia (See? It's not just Americans who are idiots) there's the sad tale of 17-year-old Xenia Ignatyeva. The young lady climbed to the top of a railway bridge at night for a dramatic selfie and, having succeeded, fell. According to a witness and the police, she had grabbed electrical wires in an attempt to break her fall .

I feel bad for her family and friends. What a tragedy.

Out of Portugal, we have the story of a couple who, after having taken an “edgy” selfie, fell to their deaths, in front of their kids . What a horror for those poor kids.

Time for a bit of comic relief, please.

Eventually, the selfie madness has to touch upon the superstitious. And, as far as superstition goes, nobody tops Romania. One Gina Mehai claims her dead grandmother sent her a selfie from beyond the grave , because she was being punished “over there,” for Mehai's failure to leave food at her grave.

You just can't beat the Old Country for the crazy, can you?

Okay. Enough of the nuts. On to the just, plain, dumb.

I don't have her name and she's nobody I know. But, just imagine you're the girl who sent a nude selfie to her dad? This one alone could be a fantastic topic all on its own. And now, for the story from the Mirror .

I really just can't tell it any better, myself.


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Comments

melody23 wrote on September 12, 2014, 2:29 PM

omg where are you finding these stories???

I would think that theft of dead body would have some sort of criminal charge attached, its a crime to even move a dead body other than to check for signs of life or attempt resuscitation in most places, so surely stealing one must be a bigger crime.

MegL wrote on September 12, 2014, 2:41 PM

It's also a crime to prevent burial, conceal a death, etc.

LoudMan wrote on September 12, 2014, 2:54 PM

Yup. It's criminal, alright. The thing is, the image of his "dead girlfriend" might be photoshop. We won't know until some other news confirms it.

LoudMan wrote on September 12, 2014, 2:56 PM

Yes, it is. And, if the first story is real, then he needs to be arrested - and possibly get some help.

The other stories are vry real. :)

BNelson wrote on September 12, 2014, 2:56 PM

People are desperate for attention it would seem.

melody23 wrote on September 12, 2014, 3:01 PM

oh he definitely needs help, people in general do not like dead bodies let alone want to take photos with one!

quickchai wrote on September 12, 2014, 4:39 PM

hahha.. man.. that's just plain weird for me.. I can imagine you wanting to take a photo of yourself with your friend and all those stuff but with a corpse... someone dead.. I really can't imagine.. I can hardly look at the dead in their coffin, let alone take a photo.. I think it's just morbid.. totally morbid

LoudMan wrote on September 12, 2014, 5:31 PM

You said it right. Dead bodies are not the same as a sleeping body. It's something folks would have to experience, I guess. I'm hoping it was just photoshop.

LoudMan wrote on September 12, 2014, 6:10 PM

Are they ever, or what? I get enough attention, fortunately (or unfortunately, depending on your perspective) to never need to be taking selfies with dead bodies. Y'all might find my selfies interesting enough, without them. :)

LoudMan wrote on September 12, 2014, 6:12 PM

You'd think he would have at least fixed up her hair a bit, first, huh! How rude of him. I'm sure even dead gals want to look god for the camera.

melody23 wrote on September 12, 2014, 6:13 PM

Its just not normal to feel that comfortable with a dead body, unfortunately its something we come across in my line of work and we do what we can to respect the body of the person that has passed but believe me no one, no matter how long they have been in nursing enjoys spending any amount of time with a dead person. I also hope its photoshop because if not that guy need serious help!

melody23 wrote on September 12, 2014, 6:17 PM

Ok just because I am seriously worried for this guys sanity I took another look at the picture and I think it is photoshopped, the head is in the middle which is not where the head should go as far as I know, but I am only two years into my training so I could be wrong on that one lol. The head also doesn't look like its attached to anything but it does look convincingly dead I have to say which is a little worrying.

LoudMan wrote on September 12, 2014, 6:42 PM

I figured you'd know what it's like to be around a dead body. It's not comfortable and I am not superstitious. It's jut the whole "There's a person there who's devoid of life" thing. This guy - if he's real - has some major issues.

melody23 wrote on September 12, 2014, 7:00 PM

Its just the strangest feeling, its like there is this person there but there is really no person there. When someone passes we preform duties know as 'last offices' which is basically taking off any wires or drips and washing the body ready for it to be transported, its customary to talk to the body as if it was still alive so we will say things like 'I am just going to roll you over so I can wash your back' or whatever it is we are doing. Its such a strange experience.

LoudMan wrote on September 12, 2014, 9:52 PM

It is. It's something everyone should experience once - for educational purposes. but it's as weird as it gets. I bet a post from a real-world nurse would be a hit. :)

LoudMan wrote on September 12, 2014, 9:57 PM

I wondered the same thing. But a body-bag might not lie on the seat of a car as we might think it would. It could be photoshopped, of course. I hope it is, actually. But the thing is, the real world isn't always how we might expect it to be. If she were only of average height, a bodybag wouldn't necessarily fit our pre-conceived notions of how a dead body should lie.

The whole idea has me unsettled, actually. He's too calm-looking for someone posing with a dead girlfriend. This gives me the creeps, all over. :)

nitsbubb wrote on September 13, 2014, 1:34 PM

This is really a very weird story to hear. Really it is difficult to understand the Psychology of these useless culprits.

LoudMan wrote on September 13, 2014, 1:53 PM

I don't quite understand them, either. The first example just gives me chills and that's saying something.

SandraLynn wrote on September 14, 2014, 6:33 AM

I bet you got stumbled, dude. This is a perfect stumbledupon ...lots of links to...Anyway. Crazy, all of it. Selfies. Sickos.

AliCanary wrote on September 15, 2014, 11:12 AM

Wow, great job on going viral! People be searching for some weird sh**, lol

LoudMan wrote on September 15, 2014, 12:24 PM

I have a selfie I could share. But then I'd get banned and nobody would ever enjoy raw biscuit dough again.

LoudMan wrote on September 15, 2014, 12:26 PM

Yes they are. It was either this topic or "German grandmas in leather corsets beating up men in Batman costumes." I think either would do well.

And, thank you.

GemOfAGirl wrote on September 15, 2014, 2:36 PM

It was only a matter of time before the whole "selfie" craze slipped into a very weird, twilight-zone dimension. People can always be counted upon to do bat-**** crazy stuff!

LoudMan wrote on September 15, 2014, 4:12 PM

I'd have to say I agree with you on all points. :)

SandraLynn wrote on September 15, 2014, 4:44 PM

I like raw cookie dough. You have any of that?

LoudMan wrote on September 15, 2014, 6:11 PM

*Checks pockets*

Nope I eated it. :)

haze wrote on November 8, 2014, 3:34 PM

There are some pretty strange people out there.

devil.angel wrote on November 10, 2014, 6:51 AM

OMG but I know everything is possible in this strange mad mad world nowadays!

rana199426 wrote on December 10, 2014, 10:23 AM

wow, that's horrifying! I can't understand how these people think! I don't call them humans... :/

LoudMan wrote on December 10, 2014, 11:09 AM

Yes, there are.

LoudMan wrote on December 10, 2014, 11:10 AM

Oh, everything is possible and then some. :)

LoudMan wrote on December 10, 2014, 11:32 AM

Sure, they're "human." We all are. But, sometimes, we Humans are just very, very dumb. Otherwise, we can be very intelligent and wonderful.

rana199426 wrote on December 11, 2014, 1:06 PM

Beside this story being interesting, I have to comment and say that I absolutely love your writing skills and everything!

OnlyErin6 wrote on January 3, 2015, 9:57 PM

That's just disgusting. Why? Just why? I heard on the radio about a girl who promised her friend she would put her cremated ashes in pepper shakers around the U.S.

suzzy3 wrote on January 4, 2015, 6:01 PM

Goodness me this is sheer madness these people need help. Those poor kids seeing their parents fall to their deaths. Stealing a body is really sick.

grandma20121 wrote on January 11, 2015, 7:00 PM

yup its true the taking of selfies has gotten out of control. if taking a selfie you should at least be aware of what you doing and in a safe place before doing so, i one heard of one taking a selfie while driving it was the last picture taken alive of this women before she crashed and died.