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Chinese police have arrested three men for killing two young women to sell their corpses as "ghost brides" for dead single men, a Chinese newspaper reported, warning the dark custom might have claimed many other victims.
Yang Donghai, a 35-year-old farmer in western China's Shaanxi province, confessed to killing a woman bought from a poor family for 12,000 yuan ($1,545) last year.
She thought she was being sold into an arranged marriage, but Yang killed her in a gully and sold her corpse for 16,000 yuan, the Legal Daily reported on Thursday. He and two accomplices then killed a prostitute and sold her for 8,000 yuan before police caught them.
Originally posted by WyrdeOne
I'm totally in awe of this story. I believe it's true, but it's just so out there...
Has anyone ever heard of this before? It's news to me anyway.
If any of y'all have heard of this belief before, have you ever heard of women being murdered in connection with it? Did this used to happen more frequently, does it still happen with some frequency?
Blows my mind...