Died to a landmine and my partner cut up my body without removing much gear/clothing from it. With my new character, I happened to walk past the position where I had logged in with my previous character (the one that died to a landmine). There was a pile of my previous character's possessions sitting on the ground there (clothing, with items inside, and gun). Not a coincidence, as this was far from a normal spawn location, and it was an unusual outfit.
Tested this by accident a second time - was shot by bandits, who cut up my body, presumably without removing all gear. As a fresh spawn, I checked the spot where I logged in as my now-dead character. Clothing and items from my previous life were piled at the spot (gloves, helmet, Santa bead :') ).
It looks like cutting up a body that is wearing gear, forces the gear to teleport to another location. This location seems to be set as the position where the now-dead player last logged in. Perhaps it is meant to be the position where they died, instead.