The body of the Earl of Crawford and Balcarres, which was stolen from the vault at Dunecht last year, with the supposed object of obtaining a ransom, was on Tuesday discovered buried about two feet in the earth in Dunbrea Wood, within a short distance of Dunecht House. The discovery was brought about by a story told by a man, since taken into custody, who states that he witnessed the concealment of the body by men with blackened faces, who compelled him to take an oath that he would not divulge the secret. The body, which was wrapped in a blanket, bore no traces of violence.
Source: The Illustrated London News, No.2255—Vol. LXXXI, Saturday, July 22, 1882, p.87