Police seek corpse stolen from San Antonio mortuary

A man has died after being hit with a San Antonio Police officer's stun gun Saturday, May 28, 2016. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
A man has died after being hit with a San Antonio Police officer's stun gun Saturday, May 28, 2016. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Police are seeking clues to the whereabouts of the corpse of a 25-year-old woman stolen from a casket after her funeral at a San Antonio chapel last week.

Mission Park Funeral Chapel North is offering a $20,000 reward for information leading to those who took Julie Mott’s body sometime between her Aug. 15 funeral and the next day, when her corpse was discovered to be missing.

Police Sgt. Javier Salazar says investigators believe the body was taken between the end of the funeral at 1:30 p.m. and when the mortuary was locked up at 4:30 p.m.

Mortuary owner Robert Tips, who says the Motts are close friends of his, says the woman died Aug. 8 of cystic fibrosis and that Mott’s family had planned to have her body cremated.

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