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Woman caught on camera stealing ring from corpse

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ODESSA, Texas — Texas police are searching for a woman after she was caught on camera stealing a ring from a deceased woman.

On April 9 police responded to a report of a theft at Sunset Memorial Gardens and Funeral Home in Odessa.

Surveillance video shows a woman reaching into a deceased woman’s casket and taking a ring off the woman’s finger.

The woman in the casket was 88-year-old Lois Hicks, according to the Odessa American.

Hicks’ daughter, Vel McKee, said that the robber tore off part of her mothers skin while trying to remove the ring.

McKee said the woman came into the funeral home looking for a restroom, just after she and other family members has left, the Odessa American reported.

The robber was also caught on video fleeing the scene in a red 4-door Saturn.