Novelist finds human remains in IKEA bags

Perhaps Swedish erotic novelist Kicki Karlén briefly considered changing her genre to mystery when she discovered the remains of 80 people, dating to the 16th century, stashed in large IKEA bags in a chapel in Kläckeberga in southern Sweden.

Church officials said the bones had been in the bags since 2009 when they were dug up for installation of a wheelchair ramp.

Karlén, who visited the church to spark inspiration for her next book, was outraged. "It's not fair that people are just left behind like that, so disrespectfully. For me, it doesn't matter whether you're alive or dead, a life is a precious and meaningful thing. Too many people forget that nowadays."