A son stole his dad's corpse from a morgue in Detroit in the hopes that he would be resurrected, cops said. According to a Jan. 16 report by MSN, an unnamed 48-year-old man stole his father's body from Gethsemane Cemetery. Clarence Bright lived to be 93-years-old. When police found his corpse, they discovered it in his son's freezer.
A mortician in Detroit calls it a "very, very bizarre situation."
Bright hadn't been buried yet, so his son took the liberty of taking his body from its temporary holding place at the morgue. He was accompanied by a 38-year-old -- who also hasn't been named. An empty casket was found in the van the two men had been driving at a gas station and the missing corpse later discovered in the son's freezer.
The dead man's son was said by police to be "extremely distraught" as well as "deeply religious."
"[Bright's son] was very, very, very distraught," Lt. Harold Rochon said. "He was hoping for a miracle."
A neighbor of the man who took the body claims he's a quiet man who rarely has company over.
Neither the son who had stolen his dad's body, nor the man he was with, have been charged with theft. An investigation into the strange case continues.