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Thursday 2nd of March 1978

45 years ago

The coffin of 89-year-old actor and film director Charles Chaplin is stolen from the cemetary in Corsier-sur-Vevey, Vaud, Switzerland.

In May 1978 24-year-old Roman Wardas from Poland and 38-year-old Gancho Ganev from Bulgaria demanded a ransom of $600.000 in return for the coffin. Oona Chaplin refused to deal with them saying "My husband is in heaven and in my heart". The thieves were arrested and the coffin was found buried in a nearby cornfield.