ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) — Rockford Police say a body is still missing after being stolen from a local funeral home on Saturday. Authorities said the body was in a van that was later found, empty, in Chicago.
According to police, a grey 2012 Chrysler Town & Country van belonging to Collins & Stone Funeral Home, 128 S. 5th Street, containing the body of an adult, was taken on Saturday around 2:19 p.m.
The van was found Sunday in Chicago, in the 1400 block of East 87th Street, according to WGN.
However, police later said the body was not in the van when the vehicle was found on Sunday.
The deceased was described as a black male with a maroon velvet cover on him and was in a white body bag, according to a bulletin sent to law enforcement.
Rockford Police said they are working with Chicago law enforcement to locate the body.
On Monday afternoon, Rockford Police released photos of the suspect in the theft.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Rockford Police at 815-966-2900 or by leaving an anonymous tip with Rockford Area Crime Stoppers at 815-963-7867 or via the Tip 411 app.
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