Hearse stolen with body inside from church in unincorporated Pasadena

 latimes.com  02/27/2020 06:14:50 

A black Lincoln navigator with a casket and body inside was stolen Wednesday evening from a church in unincorporated Pasadena.

The theft occurred about 7:45 p.m. in the 700 block of Rosemead Boulevard.

Out of all the bad decisions you have made, at least make one good one & bring back the deceased person & casket inside the Navigator, the Los Angeles County Sheriffs Department said in a tweet.

To the suspect(s) driving around in a Black Lincoln Navigator stolen from the 700 blk of Rosemead Bl just after 8PM today in uninc #Pasadena:

Out of all the bad decisions you have made, at least make one good one & bring back the deceased person & casket inside the Navigator. pic.twitter.com/Dvo7u94zL1

— LA County Sheriffs (@LASDHQ) February 27, 2020

Authorities do not know the thiefs intentions or whether he or she knew there was a body inside the vehicle.

The Saint Anthony Greek Orthodox Church was holding a Trisagion ceremony for a member whose funeral is scheduled for Thursday, according to the mans obituary.

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Jaclyn Cosgrove is a Metro reporter at the Los Angeles Times. Previously, she worked as the health reporter at the Oklahoman. She was selected for a 2015-16 Rosalynn Carter Fellowship for Mental Health Journalism. For her fellowship project, she explored the barriers that low-income, uninsured people with mental illnesses face in finding treatment. Cosgrove is originally from Arpelar, Okla., and graduated from Oklahoma State University. Send her tips privately on Signal at (213) 222-6625.
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