Tulsa woman vandalized corpse at funeral home, police say

Ponca City Now - May 4, 2015 7:49 am

TULSA, Okla. (AP) – Tulsa police have arrested a woman who they say slashed a woman’s corpse at a funeral home.

The 26-year-old Tulsa woman remained jailed Monday and faces a misdemeanor complaint of illegal dissection.

Officers responded Thursday evening to a report of vandalism after witnesses say the woman placed her hands inside the casket. The dead woman’s face was cut from her hairline to the tip of her nose, her makeup was smeared and her hair was on the floor.

Police arrested the suspect at the dead woman’s apartment. They say she was carrying a folding knife with the woman’s hair still attached.

The dead woman’s son told officers the suspect told him she wanted to get jewelry for the funeral.

The relationship between the suspect and the dead woman is unclear.


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