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RIP…NOT: Missouri funeral home van transporting body STOLEN

A funeral home van containing a woman’s body was found on Friday, a day after it was stolen from outside a convenience store in Missouri, according to reports.

Two suspects were arrested in Festus after a citizen recognized the van from media reports and alerted authorities. The woman’s body was located in the recovered van, KMOV reported, citing police.

According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the funeral home van was stolen on Thursday after it was left running in the parking lot of a QuikTrip in North County. St. Louis County police said in a statement that they were seeking a woman and man in connection with the apparent theft.

Good evening. We have an update on the stolen funeral vehicle.

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Posted by St. Louis County Police Department on Thursday, 11 February 2021

 

The stolen 2012 Nissan NV1500 reportedly belonged to the William C. Harris Funeral home. An employee refused the Post-Dispatch’s request for comment.

Reports indicated that the funeral home van was discovered approximately 55 miles from where it was stolen on Thursday.

Law enforcement has not publicly identified the two suspects who were apprehended on Friday.

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[Featured image: St. Louis County Police Department]