Casket stolen from Detroit cemetery found, son taken into custody
Body not in casket but in home on Eastlawn Street
The son of an elderly Detroit man whose casket was stolen from a cemetery has been taken into custody after the body was discovered in a freezer.
The casket was taken Monday morning from Gethsemane Cemetery.
The funeral for the 93-year-old man was held over the weekend, but burial was delayed due to soggy ground from recent rain.
Police found the casket Tuesday morning in a white van that was parked at a Citgo gas station at Harper Avenue and Dickerson Street. However, the body wasn't inside.
It was later found in a basement freezer in the deceased's son's home in the 4700 block of Eastlawn Street.
The 48-year-old son and a 38-year-old man are in custody.