Casket stolen from Detroit cemetery found, son taken into custody

Body not in casket but in home on Eastlawn Street

DETROIT – 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.