Saturday, August 22, 2015
Body of woman stolen from casket at S.A. funeral home
According to investigators, the body of Julie Mott, 26, was taken from her casket at Mission Parks Funeral Chapel North following her service on August 15. "It's really quite concerning," said SAPD Sgt. Javier Salazar. "We are hoping that the public may be able to help assist us."
Sgt. Salazar said Mott's service ended around 1 or 1:30 in the afternoon, which is when a casket with her remains was taken into a private visitation area in the back of the funeral home. The funeral home was locked up and secured around 4:30 p.m.
Police believe somewhere in that three-hour window, someone took Mott's body out of the casket. That suspect and Mott's remains remain a mystery. "Our intelligence unit has been investigating it literally around the clock," said Sgt. Salazar. "And so we're hoping that the public that hears about this case may be able to shed some light on it."