A criminal acquired greater than he bargained for when he stole a funeral residence van in Illinois – full with a physique in tow – earlier than individually ditching the automotive and dumping the corpse over 100 miles away in a Chicago alley.
The car, which had initially contained the physique of an unidentified man within the again, was stolen from Collins & Stone Funeral Dwelling in Rockford on Saturday afternoon. That man’s identify has not but been launched as of Tuesday.
The subsequent day, final Monday, the van turned up in Chicago nonetheless by that point the corpse inside had already gone lacking, based on a tweet by the Rockford Police Division.
**ALERT** A van from an area funeral residence was stolen yesterday with a deceased grownup inside and it fled the world instantly. The van was simply positioned in Chicago. We're persevering with our investigation right now and any additional updates can be posted right here.
— RockfordILPolice (@RockfordPD) January 23, 2023
Physique Wasn’t Discovered Till About A Week After Stolen Van Was Positioned In South Chicago
It wasn’t till a few week later that “the physique of the deceased man from the stolen van was positioned” in South Chicago, roughly a two-hour, 104 mile drive from the place it was stolen.
Authorities say an nameless 911 name alerted regulation enforcement to the physique, which had been dumped in a again alley behind a block of deserted properties, CBS Information Chicago experiences.
The physique was uncovered, main police to consider the corpse had been faraway from the physique bag it had been in previous to ditching it.
— CBS Chicago (@cbschicago) January 23, 2023
“The heck — they gone stole a physique?” one shocked neighbor advised the outlet, including she felt “sorry” for the household of the lifeless man.
Authorities Search Suspect, Motive However No Arrests As Of Tuesday
It stays unknown how the funeral residence van was stolen within the first place, and whether or not or not the carjacker know a physique could be behind the car.
In the meantime, Rockford police launched photos of a doable suspect, who was final seen in hoodie and all black clothes aside from white gloves.
No arrests have been made as of Tuesday, with an investigation into the crime ongoing.