A criminal acquired greater than he bargained for when he stole a funeral house 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 automobile, which had initially contained the physique of an unidentified man within the again, was stolen from Collins & Stone Funeral House 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 nevertheless by that point the corpse inside had already gone lacking, in keeping with a tweet by the Rockford Police Division.
**ALERT** A van from a neighborhood funeral house was stolen yesterday with a deceased grownup inside and it fled the realm 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 legislation enforcement to the physique, which had been dumped in a again alley behind a block of deserted houses, CBS Information Chicago reviews.
The physique was uncovered, main police to imagine the corpse had been faraway from the physique bag it had been in previous to ditching it.
Van stolen from Rockford funeral house present in Chicago; physique lacking https://t.co/b8ZwN1VkSG pic.twitter.com/6qB2c0PNbd
— CBS Chicago (@cbschicago) January 23, 2023
“The rear — they gone stole a physique?” one shocked neighbor informed 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 house van was stolen within the first place, and whether or not or not the carjacker know a physique can be at the back of the automobile.
In the meantime, Rockford police launched pictures of a attainable 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 continued crime.