Police find van, body stolen from Affordable Cremation Solutions in Jacksonville

UPDATE: 

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — 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 says someone spotted the abandoned minivan on Tuesday, a day after it was stolen from Affordable Cremation Solutions. The body of a man who had passed away at a Jacksonville hospital was still strapped to a cot in the back.

The Florida Times-Union reports the 56-year-old minivan driver told police he parked and went inside the office to drop off paperwork. The doors were unlocked 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.

 

EARLIER:

JACKSONVILLE Fla. --- Police in Jacksonville are looking for a vehicle that was stolen Monday with a body in it. 

The 2006 silver Honda Odyssey van with Florida tag NIS5N was taken when it was left running with the keys in it outside a local crematorium. 

Officials at Affordable Cremation Solutions were getting ready to transport a dead body when the van was stolen. 

The driver exited the van to drop off paperwork, and as he returned, he noticed the van being driven away. 

Anyone with information is being asked to contact the Jacksonville Sheriff's Department. 

Reported by WTLV via NBC NEWSCHANNEL

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