Police: Woman steals $10 ring from corpse

Posted at 4:18 PM, Apr 12, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-12 16:18:43-04

ODESSA, Texas (AP) — Police have arrested a woman suspected of stealing a ring from a corpse at a Texas funeral home in an incident captured on surveillance video.

Odessa police on Tuesday arrested 41-year-old Kalynn Homfeld on a charge of theft from a human corpse.

Police have said the ring stolen Friday was worth about $10. Investigators didn't immediately say what led them to Homfeld or whether the ring was recovered.

Police on Monday released security video of a woman seen entering a viewing room at Sunset Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home, reaching into an open casket and fumbling to remove something from the female corpse.

The suspect drove off in a car. The theft was discovered Saturday.

Online Ector County jail records didn't yet list custody or attorney information for Homfeld.