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VIDEO: Texas police arrest suspect who stole ring from corpse

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ODESSA, Texas (AP) - Update: Police have arrested a woman suspected of stealing a ring from a corpse at a Texas funeral home in an incident captured on surveillance video.

Odessa police on Tuesday arrested 41-year-old Kalynn Homfeld on a charge of theft from a human corpse.

Police have said the ring stolen Friday was worth about $10. Investigators didn't immediately say what led them to Homfeld or whether the ring was recovered.

Police on Monday released security video of a woman seen entering a viewing room at Sunset Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home, reaching into an open casket and fumbling to remove something from the female corpse.

The suspect drove off in a car. The theft was discovered Saturday.

Online Ector County jail records didn't yet list custody or attorney information for Homfeld.

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Previous coverage:

Police in Texas are trying to find a woman seen on surveillance video stealing a ring from a corpse at a funeral home.
    
Odessa police Cpl. Steve LeSueur (luh-SWEER') says the suspect would face felony theft from a corpse charges for swiping the ring worth about $10.
    
Police on Monday released security video of the woman seen entering a viewing room at Sunset Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home, reaching into an open casket and fumbling to remove something from the female corpse.
    
The incident happened late Friday afternoon. Police say that after leaving the viewing room, the suspect drove off in a car.
    
The theft was discovered Saturday.

(Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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