4th arrest in vandalized grave of NH businessman

COLEBROOK, N.H. (AP) -- A fourth person has been accused of taking part in ransacking the grave of a New Hampshire businessman who died in 2004.

The cement vault of Eddie Nash was found last month cracked, the casket opened and the remains searched. The body was left intact at the Colebrook Village Cemetery.

The Caledonian Record reports (http://bit.ly/UI4tcG) 53-year-old David Grey, who recently moved to Colebrook from Rhode Island, turned himself in to police on Friday and was charged with interference with a cemetery.

"I think this will probably do it," Colebrook Police Lt. Paul Rella said of the arrests.

Grey was released on personal recognizance bail; it wasn't immediately known if he had a lawyer.

Last week, Nash's daughter, Melanie Lynch, was arrested on similar charges, as was Michael Day. A friend of Lynch's, Ginette Dowse, is accused of conspiracy.

Police believe the casket was pulled out after Lynch commented about her father being buried with "the real will." A police affidavit said Lynch didn't find a will, only a pack of cigarettes in her father's hand.

Nash, who died of a heart attack at 68, started an equipment business in 1979 still run by his family. He's since been reburied.

An engraving on his tombstone reads "King of the Used Equipment World."

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Information from: The Caledonian-Record, http://www.caledonianrecord.com

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