Stolen car with missing body in the again recovered, police say

A tow truck is seen Tuesday removing the stolen van that was outside of Affordable Cremation Solutions in Jacksonville with a body still in the back.

(Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office)

Florida police have recovered a stolen van with a body in the back that went missing Monday from a local cremation business.

The Jacksonville Sherriff’s Office located 2006 Honda Odyssey minivan on Tuesday after the 56-year-old driver reported missing.

The stolen 2006 silver Honda Odyssey Of #JSO was looking for with the dead body inside.

A citizen observed the left in the 9500 blk of Merrill and contacted the police. Thank you to the citizen who called it in. Working together makes the difference.

— Jax Sheriff’s Office (@JSOPIO) February 13, 2018

He told the police that he parked the car outside Affordable Cremation Solutions in Jacksonville, and left the car unlocked with the engine running while he went inside to turn in paperwork, The Florida Times-Union reported. When he came back outside, he saw the car being driven away.

The minibus was carrying the body of a man who died at the University of Florida Health Jacksonville hospital.

No arrests have been made, and police have not released any information about possible suspects.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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