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 stolen 2006 silver Honda Odyssey Van #JSO was searching for has been located with the dead body inside.— Jax Sheriff's Office (@JSOPIO) February 13, 2018
A citizen observed the van abandoned in the 9500 blk of Merrill and contacted police. Thank you to the citizen who called it in. Working together makes a difference. pic.twitter.com/GvjYsTPlHJ
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.
Image caption: A 2006 Honda Odyssey with a silver pearl metallic finish is pictured. (YouTube/KleinHonda)