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BECKLEY (WVVA) - Instead of resting in peace, a corpse in Beckley was stolen Tuesday morning from a funeral home.

The hearse was stolen around midnight on Tuesday from an unnamed funeral home in Beckley.

Police say two women got into an argument near the funeral home. One of them got angry and took the hearse, which was parked with the engine running.

The driver of the hearse had left the vehicle to unlock the building and take the body inside -- when he turned around, the woman, the hearse and the body were all gone.

Angela Jeanette Dehart, 23, of Beaver is accused of taking the hearse and driving it home. A tip led police to the location where they recovered the hearse and body a couple of hours later.

Dehart turned herself into police Wednesday. She faces charges of grand larceny and displacement of a body.

Police say the case is a unique one.

"I've been a detective with the police department for approximately 22 years and I've never seen a case that was like this," said Det. Jeff Shumate of the Beckley Police Department.

Residents find the case disturbing.

"I have no idea why someone would steal a Hearse with a body in it," said Raleigh County resident Leonard Butler.

Dehart is currently being held on $25,000 bond.

 

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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