Police in West Texas have arrested a woman recorded on surveillance video stealing a ring from a corpse at a funeral home, police say.
Kalynn Homfeld, 41, has been charged with theft from a human corpse, a state jail felony, after Odessa police said she slipped a ring valued at $10 off a deceased woman at the Sunset Memorial Gardens and Funeral Home.
Police on Monday released security video of the woman seen entering a viewing room at the funeral home, reaching into an open casket and fumbling to remove something from the female corpse.
The woman late Friday afternoon spent more than a minute alone in the viewing room as she reaches into the lower part of the open casket and takes something, according to the video.
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The woman then walks out of the room and drives off.
The theft was discovered Saturday.
Online Ector County jail records didn't yet list custody or attorney information for Homfeld.