- The hearse was parked outside the church when the driver was dropping another body
- Authorities have pleaded with the thief to return the body which was set to be interred on Wednesday
- The name of the suspect and the deceased's have not been released to the public
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Authorities in Los Angeles, USA, have launched investigations into theft of a hearse from St. Anthony's Church in California which had a woman's body inside.
The black Lincoln Navigator was stolen during a requiem service for another deceased person.
In a report by ABC News, the police are now pleading with the thief to at least return the body which was set to be interred on Wednesday, February 26.
"Out of all the bad decisions you have made, at least make one good one and bring back the deceased person and casket inside the Navigator," Los Angeles County Sheriff's department said in a Twitter post.
Authorities have not publicly released the suspect's name, possible whereabouts for the vehicle, nor the name of the person whose body is inside the SUV.
The church was holding the prayer service which is often held the night before the funeral which was set for Wednesday evening.
However, the church officials said woman's body that was stolen was not associated with the service.
The driver of the hearse had stepped away momentarily to unload another casket at the time of the theft.
In other stories, YEN.com.gh previously reported that the struggles of Korsah Christian Tanor, a young Ghanaian Senior High School graduate has come to the attention of YEN.com.gh after his West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) result slip was posted on social media.
Despite completing the 2019 West African Examination Certification Examination (WASSCE) with remarkable scores, Korsah Christian Tanor faces the challenge of not being able to further his education due to financial setbacks.
The former Science student graduated from the St James’ Seminary and Senior High School (SHS) with 7A’s and a B2. He chalked all As in Elective and Core Mathematics, Integrated Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Social Studies and a B2 in English Language.
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