Police: Woman Steals Ring From Corpse in Open Casket

 
Theft from a Deceased Person

Case #16-7866On 4-9-16 at approximately 1344 hours, Odessa Police responded to 6801 East Highway 80 (Sunset Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home) in reference to a theft from a deceased person. Investigation revealed that on 4-8-16 at approximately 1730 hours, an unknown female subject stole a ring off a deceased person and fled the scene in a red or maroon 4-door Saturn. The suspect is described as a heavy set white female wearing a brown long sleeve sweater, black sweat pants and black sandals. This is currently being investigated as a State Jail Felony. No arrests have been made and the investigation continues. Anyone with information in reference to this incident is encouraged to contact OPD or Odessa Crime Stoppers at 432-333-TIPS.

Posted by Odessa Police Department on Monday, April 11, 2016

(STORYFUL) Footage released by police from the Sunset Funeral Home in Odessa, Texas, captured the moment an unidentified woman allegedly stole a ring from the finger of a corpse in an open casket on April 8. 

The 88-year-old woman in the open casket died a day earlier. 

Police describe the woman as a heavy set white female wearing a brown long sleeve sweater, black sweat pants and black sandals. This is currently being investigated as a State Jail Felony, according to police.

No arrests have been made and the investigation continues. Anyone with information in reference to this incident is encouraged to contact OPD or Odessa Crime Stoppers at 432-333-TIPS.

Photos and video:  Odessa Police Department 

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