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
Odessa Police Department, Texas, USA have released a video on their Facebook page showing a lady walking into the room of a deceased 88-year-old lady laying in an open casket and stealing rings off her cold fingers. The funeral home is Sunset Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home.
Odessa police are showing the video in the hope that someone can give any information of the woman caught stealing in the video.
The 3 and a half minute long video begins with the old lady laying in an open casket and about a minute later a lady can be seen entering the room. The suspect casually strolls up to the open casket of the deceased 88-year-old lady.
When she stands above the old lady she covers her hand with her sleeve as to make sure not to leave any fingerprints on the dead body. The video shows that for a minute and a half the lady is seen twisting her hands trying to pry the old lady's jewelry off of her hands.
She manages to walk out with an undisclosed amount of rings, she fled the scene in a red or maroon 4-door Saturn. She has not yet been apprehended