A 26-year old woman who works at morgue was arrested this morning after a DNA test revealed that her newborn child was the result of a necrophiliac intercourse with a man she was supposed to autopsy.
Kristen Burrows, from Kansas City, Missouri who is an assistant pathologist with the Jackson County medical examiner services, is accused of having sex with multiple corpses over the course of the last three years, a behavior which led the birth of a baby boy on last Wednesday.
According to the Police Department, allege that Ms. Burrows sexually abused more than 50 dead bodies, belonging to males from 17 to 45 years old and her baby is the son of man who died in a car accident in March 2015, and whose body she was supposed to autopsy.
“The investigation about this case started in October after we were informed that the suspect may have been sexually abusing corpses,” Police Chief Steve Williams told reporters. “We gathered enough evidence over the last few weeks to obtain a warrant for a paternity test on her newborn son, which has confirmed our suspicions, that the father of her child was, indeed, a 37-year old veterinarian from Texas who was driving through the county when he had a fatal car accident. All the evidence that we have gathered suggests that he had never met Ms. Burrows before his demise and that he was already dead when the baby was conceived.”
There are currently no laws (state or federal) governing or explicitly outlawing the practice of necrophilia, since the corpse is considered human remains and no longer living. Therefore, it is technically legal in the state of Missouri, and Ms Burrows’ actions are judged as an indecent treatment of a corpse.
She is facing a total of 158 charges, including indecent treatment of a corpse, disorderly conduct, indecent exposure and possession of illegal drugs.
Some psychologists and experts believe that the young woman was suffering from a psychosis and had, at least partially, lost contact with reality. Others, believe that the accused is clearly a compulsive necrophiliac.
All seem to agree, however, that the 26-year old woman was suffering from mental problems and that she will probably register a plea of insanity.