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Police find van, body stolen from a cremation business

By The Associated Press

This article was published February 13, 2018 at 2:35 p.m.



JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Police in Florida say they've recovered a van with a body still inside it that was stolen from a cremation business.

The Jacksonville sheriff's office said someone spotted the abandoned minivan Tuesday, a day after it was stolen from Affordable Cremation Solutions. The body of a man who had died at a Jacksonville hospital was still strapped to a cot in the back.

The Florida Times-Union reported that the 56-year-old minivan driver told police he parked and went inside the office to drop off paperwork. The doors were unlockedm and the engine was running. When the driver got back outside, he saw the van being driven away.

Police had issued an alert asking anyone to contact them if they spotted the van.

No arrests have been reported.

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