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Body Stolen From Detroit Cemetery
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Authorities say a casket containing the body of 93-year-old Clarence Bright was stolen from Gethsemane Cemetery, seen Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013 in Detroit. Police say two men have been arrested, including a 48-year-old reported to be the son of the deceased, on suspicion that they stole a Bright's body and casket from the cemetery on Monday. (AP Photo/Ed White)


Body Stolen From Detroit Cemetery, 2 Men Arrested

ASSOCIATED PRESS

DETROIT — A man who was arrested in the theft of his father's corpse from a Detroit cemetery stored the body in a freezer after a weekend funeral, hoping for it to be miraculously resurrected, police said Tuesday.

Clarence Bright's 48-year-old religious son was arrested along with another man after officers found an empty casket inside their van at a gas station, Detroit police said.

"This is a very, very bizarre situation," Leon Jones, a mortician's assistant at Swanson Funeral Home, told The Associated Press. The funeral home handled Bright's funeral.

Bright's final earthly journey was supposed to end Saturday at Gethsemane Cemetery on Detroit's east side, but soggy ground from recent rain postponed the 93-year-old's burial. The casket was placed near a chapel or a mausoleum on cemetery grounds and remained there through Monday morning when it was reported stolen, Jones said.

Acting on a tip that a white van had been seen at the cemetery, police spotted one parked at a gas station Tuesday – the men and the empty casket were inside, Officer George Day said.

The body was later found in a freezer at the home of Bright's son, Lt. Harold Rochon told The Detroit News.

"In the interview with the son, he was very, very, very distraught," Rochon said. "He is very religious, and he was hoping his father would be resurrected. He was hoping for a miracle."

Police declined to release the names of Bright's son or the 38-year-old man who was with him. They had not been charged and the theft remained under investigation.

Across the street from the home where the body was found, 36-year-old Terri Gaines said she didn't have much contact with Bright's son.
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*cues Twilight Zone music*
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(01-15-2013, 08:55 PM)Duchess Wrote:

*cues Twilight Zone music*

We need not vacation anywhere near Ohio or Michigan.....
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hah Stay on the bus .....just stay on the bus!
You couldn't get a clue during the clue mating season in a field full of horny clues if you smeared your body with clue musk and did the clue mating dance.
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#5
This is a good one! hah definitely the "twilight zone" hah
"A man is rich in proportion to the number of things he can afford to let alone."
Henry David Thoreau
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#6
With a last name of "Bright" it reminds me of a Monty Python skit.
You couldn't get a clue during the clue mating season in a field full of horny clues if you smeared your body with clue musk and did the clue mating dance.
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http://abc7.com/news/couple-arrested-at-...g/1464425/



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