Odessa police seek suspect who stole ring from corpse

Associated Press
Staff Writer

ODESSA, Texas (AP) — Police in West Texas are trying to find a woman seen on surveillance video stealing a ring from a corpse at a funeral home.

Odessa police Cpl. Steve LeSueur says the suspect would face felony theft from a corpse charges for swiping the ring worth about $10.

Police on Monday released security video of the woman seen entering a viewing room at Sunset Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home, reaching into an open casket and fumbling to remove something from the female corpse.

The suspect late Friday afternoon spent more than a minute alone in the viewing room as she reaches into the lower part of the open casket and takes something. The suspect then walks out of the room and drives off in a car.

The theft was discovered Saturday.