UPDATE: Disturbed grave that of murder victim Joey Whalen, police sources confirm

Published on April 3, 2013

The gravesite of murder victim Joey Whalen at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Mount Pearl was disturbed overnight and the RNC is investigating.

Police sources confirmed this afternoon the identity of the gravesite.

About 9:10 a.m. today, RNC officers responded to a report of a possible indignity to a human body.

A man has been charged in connection with Whalen’s death.

Kenny Green, 34, of Mount Pearl, is suspected of beating 47-year-old Whalen to death on Tessier Place in downtown St. John's on March 13.

Green’s case will be back in court May 8.

Meantime, the RNC is appealing to anyone who may have witnessed the overnight cemetery incident or were in the immediate area to contact police.

Anyone who has any information in relation to this incident is asked to contact the RNC at 729-8000 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). You can also provide information anonymously on the NL Crime Stoppers website at www.nlcrimestoppers.com.

The RNC is reminding the public that under section 182 (b) of the Criminal Code of Canada “everyone who improperly or indecently interferes with or offers any indignity to a dead human body or human remains, whether buried or not, is guilty of an indictable offence”.

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(Earlier story)

The RNC’s criminal investigation division is seeking the assistance of the public in an investigation into a possible indignity to a human body.

About 9:10 a.m. today, RNC officers responded to a report that a gravesite in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Mount Pearl had been disturbed overnight.

Out of respect for the family the RNC will not be identifying the deceased or the exact location of the gravesite at this time.

The RNC is continuing to investigate this incident.

The RNC is reminding the public that under section 182 (b) of the Criminal Code of Canada “everyone who improperly or indecently interferes with or offers any indignity to a dead human body or human remains, whether buried or not, is guilty of an indictable offence”.

RNC Criminal Investigation Division is continuing its investigation into this incident and is appealing to anyone who may have witnessed the incident or were in the immediate area to contact police.

Anyone who has any information in relation to this incident is asked to contact the RNC at 729-8000 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). You can also provide information anonymously on the NL Crime Stoppers website at www.nlcrimestoppers.com

This story has been edited from an earlier version.