A Texas woman walked up to an open casket and what happened next is unbelievable

UPDATE, 4:54 p.m. Tuesday, April. 12: The woman who stole the wedding ring off a deceased woman was identified as 41-year-old Kalynn Homfeld and was arrested Tuesday afternoon, KWES reported. Homfield was charged with theft from a human corpse and if found guilty, could spend up to two years prison. 

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Surveillance cameras captured the unbelievable moment a woman stole a wedding ring off a deceased 88-year-old woman at a Texas funeral home.

The theft occurred at the Sunset Funeral Home in Odessa, Texas on Friday around 5:40 p.m. Global News reported.

Video shows a woman hovering over the open casket where 88-year-old Lois Hicks was lying and can be seen taking a diamond wedding ring off her right ring finger.

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About 20 seconds into the video, the woman can be seen hiding the ring in her hand, then walking out of the funeral home.

“As if my grandmother passing away hasn’t been hard enough on my entire family now some low life thief went into the funeral home yesterday around 5:40pm and stole the ring off her finger,” Hicks’ granddaughter Brooke Vaughan Burns wrote on a Facebook post Saturday.

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According to Global News, the family said the theft also tore some skin off Hicks’ hand in the process.

Hicks’ daughter, Vel McKee, told the Odessa American that her and her sister Brenda only left their mother’s body for a short time period after touching up their mother’s hair and makeup when the incident occurred.

“We had only been gone for 15 minutes. It’s just heartbreaking,” McKee told the Odessa American. 

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According to WPTZ, the woman described as a heavy-set female with brown hair, who drives a four-door Saturn has not been identified by police.

The family has asked those with information to contact the Odessa Police Department or Odessa Crime Stoppers at 432-333-TIPS.

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