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Texas police seek suspect who stole ring from corpse

Texas police seek suspect who stole ring from corpse

ODESSA, Texas (AP) — Police in Texas are trying to find a woman seen on surveillance video stealing a ring from a corpse at a funeral home.

Odessa police Cpl. Steve LeSueur says the suspect would face felony theft from a corpse charges for swiping the ring worth about $10.

Police on Monday released security video of the woman seen entering a viewing room at Sunset Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home, reaching into an open casket and fumbling to remove something from the female corpse.

The incident happened late Friday afternoon. Police say that after leaving the viewing room, the suspect drove off in a car.

The theft was discovered Saturday.

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