Friday 30 September 2016

VIDEO: Woman ‘steals wedding ring’ from dead grandmother in coffin

Published 12/04/2016 | 14:32

CCTV footage has been released of a woman 'stealing a ring' from the finger of a corpse at a funeral home in Texas.

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Video has emerged of a woman apparently stealing a wedding ring from the finger of a female corpse at a funeral home in Texas.

Footage shows Lois Hicks lying in an open casket at the Sunset Funeral Home in Odessa, as a woman enters the room and approaches her body.

She is seen touching Hicks’ hand several times before leaving. Odessa Police Department have released the CCTV footage and launched an investigation.

The suspect is described as a “heavy set white female wearing a brown long sleeve sweater, black sweat pants and black sandals.”

She “fled the scene in a red or maroon 4-door Saturn” on the evening of 8 April.

The wedding ring that was stolen from the body of Lois Hicks
The wedding ring that was stolen from the body of Lois Hicks

Hicks’ granddaughter Brooke Vaughan Burns wrote on Facebook: "As if my grandmother passing away hasn't been hard enough on my entire family now some low life thief went into the funeral home yesterday around 5.40pm and stole the ring off her finger."

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