Grave of famed wanderer, 'The Leatherman,' found empty

Officials hoping to move the grave of famed wanderer "The Leatherman" were surprised when they found the original grave empty.

The "Leatherman" was a man who wandered along a 365-mile loop every month through New York and Connecticut in the late 1800s. He was given his moniker due to the 60-pound leather outfit he wore.

The original 1889 roadside grave at the Sparta Cemetery in Ossining was found to contain only old nails and some earth inside the coffin. No trace of a body was found.

The contents were still moved to a new grave beneath a flagpole on a hillside with a simple marker saying only, "The Leatherman."

Mystery of the Leatherman lives on in Westchester

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