Man Charged In Theft Of Father’s Corpse From Cemetery

DETROIT (January 18, 2013)—Vincent Bright, 48, of Detroit, who police say took his 93-year-old father's corpse from a cemetery and stored the body in a freezer, has been charged in the theft, police said.

The Wayne County prosecutor's office said Bright, who was charged with disinterment of a body, was scheduled to make an initial court appearance on Friday afternoon in 36th District Court in Detroit.

Police say Clarence Bright's son was arrested this week along with another man after officers found an empty casket inside a van at a gas station.

Lt. Harold Rochon told The Detroit News that the son took the body, which had not yet been buried, hoping it would be miraculously resurrected.


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