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ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. – Authorities in Missouri are investigating after a funeral home reported that one of its vehicles – which had a body inside – was stolen from a St. Louis County gas station, police said.

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According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the theft occurred Thursday morning outside a QuikTrip on Lusher Road. Investigators said the van, owned by William C. Harris Funeral Directors & Cremation Service, “was left running and unattended on the parking lot” when “unknown suspect(s) got into the vehicle and drove off,” St. Louis County police wrote in a Facebook post.

“The vehicle was conveying a body at the time it was stolen,” the post added.

Police described the van as a white, 2012 Nissan NV1500 bearing decals with the funeral home’s logo and Missouri tag 5MDX73.

In a second Facebook post, the department shared photos and descriptions of two people of interest in the case, as well as images of the stolen van.

“The first person of interest is described as a male, medium height, with black and gray hair,” the post read. “At the time of the incident, he was wearing a navy and white baseball cap, a gray hoodie, dark pants and a black ski mask.”

Police described the second person of interest as “a female, medium height, with brown or red hair.”

“At the time of the incident, she was wearing a black jacket, dark pants and dark boots,” the post read. “She also had a black backpack on.”

If you have information about the case, call St. Louis County police at 636-529-8210 or CrimeStoppers at 1-866-371-8477.

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