Authorities searched Thursday morning for a black Lincoln Navigator with a casket and body inside that was stolen near a church in an unincorporated area between Arcadia and Pasadena.
The hearse was reported stolen about 8:05 p.m. Wednesday from the 700 block of Rosemead Boulevard, near St. Anthony Greek Orthodox Church, according to Deputy Juanita Navarro-Suarez of the Sheriff’s Information Bureau.
NBC4 reported the body was a woman’s and the keys to the Navigator were left in the ignition.
Deputies are actively searching for the hearse, which was driven from the scene in an unknown direction, Navarro-Suarez said. The vehicle’s license plate number is 7ZDG618.
“Out of all the bad decisions you have made, at least make one good one & bring back the deceased person & casket inside the Navigator,” the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department tweeted Wednesday night.