Woman Accused of Stealing Hearse with Body Inside

September 21, 2011 Updated Sep 21, 2011 at 11:06 AM EDT

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Woman Accused of Stealing Hearse with Body Inside

September 21, 2011 Updated Sep 21, 2011 at 11:06 AM EDT

A 23-year-old West Virginia woman faces a pair of felony charges for allegedly stealing a hearse with a body inside it from a funeral home earlier this week, according to a story in the Beckley (W.Va.) Register-Herald.

According to the story, police allege the woman got into the vehicle, which was running outside a funeral home in Beckley, in the early morning hours Tuesday, and drove off before abandoning the vehicle. The vehicle and the body were recovered about four hours later.

Read the Register-Herald story HERE.