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Body Of 25-Year-Old Woman Taken Stolen From Texas Funeral Home

August 23, 2015  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Body Of 25-Year-Old Woman Taken Stolen From Texas Funeral Home

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Texas authorities are searching for any clues to who may have stolen the remains of a 25-year-old woman from a funeral home last week.

San Antonio Police Department spokesman Sgt. Javier Salazar said officers were summoned to the Mission Park Funeral Chapel north on Aug. 16 after employees discovered the casket that had been holding the remains of Julie Mott empty.

“I have never in 22 years in law enforcement ever heard of anything like this,” Salazar said.

Mott passed away from cystic fibrosis on Aug. 8, Mission Park Funeral Chapels owner Robert Tips told the Express-News.

Tips, a personal friend of the Mott family, said funeral services for the woman were held on Aug. 15, which would have marked her 26th birthday. Tips told the Express-News the casket was moved into a hallway where it awaited transfer for cremation after the funeral services ended.

Tips said the next day workers found the casket empty. He said the funeral home is offering a $20,000 reward for information leading to those responsible.

“This is a family business of five generations,” Tips told Reuters. “I just am not believing that this is happening.”

Funeral home officials said there wasn’t any indication of a break-in and police suspect the culprit stole the body during business hours.

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