DETROIT (AP) - Detroit police say a man arrested in the theft of his father's corpse had hoped the body would return to life.
Lt. Harold Rochon tells The Detroit News that the son is "very religious" and was "hoping his father would be resurrected."
The 48-year-old man is in custody after police found the body of Clarence Bright in the son's home Tuesday.
Rochon tells the newspaper that the son bought a freezer to store the body.
Bright's funeral was Saturday but the burial was delayed. The body was reported stolen Monday. Bright's son and another man were arrested Tuesday while inside a van with an empty casket.
Police say the body is being returned to the family for burial.
The Associated Press