Buried in grave

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A man was killed in The ABC movie theatre. His corpse was buried in grave late at night at about 2 am.

Should I use "buried" or "buried in grave"? I think we should use "buried", because it is understood that corpses are buried in graves.
  • velisarius

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    British English (Sussex)
    If the corpse was buried by the murderer, "the murderer dug a grave and buried him".

    "He was buried in a grave" suggests that his body was placed in a grave that had already been dug. It might give a false impression.
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