Woman’s Body Stolen From Casket in San Antonio Funeral Home
In one of the creepiest stories in the news this weekend, a woman's body was stolen from a casket in a San Antonio funeral home.
Texas investigators are reportedly searching for any clue that could lead them to the missing body of a 25-year-old woman that was stolen from a funeral home last week.
San Antonio Police Department spokesman Sgt. Javier Salazar said officers were dispatched to the Mission Park Funeral Chapel north on Aug. 16 after employees found a casket that had been holding the remains of Julie Mott empty, according to the San Antonio Express-News.
Ms. Mott died due to complications from cystic fibrosis on Aug. 8, Mission Park Funeral Chapels owner Robert Tips told the Express-News that funeral services for the woman were held on Aug. 15, which would have marked her 26th birthday. The casket was moved into a hallway where it awaited transfer for cremation after the funeral services ended. The next day workers found the casket empty. Funeral home officials said there wasn’t any indication of a break-in and police suspect the culprit stole the body during business hours.
He said the funeral home is offering a $20,000 reward for information leading to those responsible.