Skip to comments.Three Iowa County men tried to dig up a woman's grave
Posted on 09/05/2006 4:54:38 PM PDT by Obadiah
The men face charges of attempted misdemeanor theft and attempted third degree sexual assault. Investigators say the three men went to this cemetery in Cassville Saturday night to dig up the grave of Laura Tennessen.
The nursing assistant died in a motorcycle accident in Cassville, not far from where's she's buried. A criminal complaint against the men says an officer responded to the intersection of Wall and East Bluff Streets to investigate a suspicious vehicle.
The officer then questioned Alex Grunke, who was walking toward the vehicle, dressed in black and sweating, according to the complaint.
Police say they learned from Grunke that he and two others were at the cemetery to uncover Tennessen's body until a car prompted them to flee.
Officers arrived at the graveyard to find the top of the vault exposed. Also in the complaint, friend Dustin Radke admits to helping the brothers so Nicholas Grunke could have sex with the woman near the Grunke home in Ridgway.
The family's priest Father John Norder says, "We were up here last night, and I re-blessed the grave, had prayer service for them." Father Norder presided over Laura's funeral service last week. She rests next to her brother, who also died in a traffic crash, ten years ago.
Investigators do not believe the men knew Tennessen. Prosecutors say one of the suspects, Dustin Radke has a prior record. They're scheduled back in court for a preliminary hearing in ten days.
ewwwwww, that's gross.
A necrophiliac is bad enough, but he got a couple of buddies to help him. Better they got arrested doing this than a school massacre, I guess.
This is too sick for words.
OK, somehow I can fathom the idea that there may be some people sick enough to actually want to dig up a dead woman to have sex with her. But how in the hell do you bring that up to a couple of your pals, who then agree to help?
I was typing while you were posting!
"Dude, let's go dig up her body so that I can . . . ."
"Nah, let's go hunting instead. Here, put on these antlers."
Sick. I have to wonder if these guys had ANY idea what they were doing though...the woman in question had been dead a full week before they tried this, and had been in the ground for most of that time. I'll leave it to your imagination to figure out what would have happened when they cracked her coffin.
... did he know this girl, or was it her attractive tombstone???
WHAT a F*R*E*A*K!!!
Apparently for every act, no matter how depraved.there is a voyeur"
Par for the course in Wisconsin. Ed Gein, Jeffrey Dahmer, the list goes on.
I hope the local news media plasters their names and pictures all over everywhere, and keeps doing it over and over. I hope this crap follows them for many years to come, and maybe get their heads busted periodically.
A week isn't long, not with today's embalming techniques.
Still, it's really sick and I hope these guys are put away for a long long time, hopefully in a prison insane wing, but any facility for the criminally insane will do.
There has got to be more to this than meets the eye. But if it's an alibi, what could be worse than what they admitted to doing? El disgusto.
P.S. Was one of them Green Helmet Guy?
Maybe the other two just thought he had something else in mind when he suggested they go down to the graveyard for a cold one.
Wow. I didn't think anything could shock me. I have had to recalibrate.
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