Investigators have closed the book on the Case of the Discarded Bushwick Coffin, a mere week after a decrepit casket filled with a few bones was found on the side of a road in the neighborhood. And no, the undead are not taking to the streets to eat Brooklyn gentrifiers' brains, or at least not yet—turns out the coffin once housed the body of a recently-exhumed man, and an errant worker may have dumped it illegally.
The Times reports that investigators were able to trace the coffin, found on Pilling Street near the Evergreens Cemetery on May 5th, to Frederick Douglass Memorial Park on Staten Island, where it contained the body of a man who died in 1989.
Apparently, his children had the body exhumed, re-coffined and moved to a Long Island cemetery on May 4th. The company responsible for the exhumation "acknowledged that maybe they didn’t do a very thorough search" of the original casket, hence the leftover bones. That casket was also likely left on the road by a salvage disposal worker, and investigators are looking into potentially charging him.
And he would have gotten away with it, too, if it weren't for you meddling kids.