Suspect is still at large after theft of a corpse

ROCKFORD, IL, February 01, 2023 /24-7PressRelease/ — Since Saturday, January 21, 2023, Collins and Stone Funeral Home Director, Brandy Collins, has been in full cooperation with Rockford Police Department after a 23 year old man committed a cold-hearted act that included theft of a vehicle and abuse of a corpse. The vehicle has been recovered and most importantly, the body being conveyed in the back of the vehicle has also been recovered.

“We strive to lessen the burden of bereaved families as they face a very difficult time and we work diligently to comply with standards of regulations that apply to the funeral home profession. Our goal is to always provide quality services that our community has come to expect from us,” stated Funeral Home Director, Brandy Collins. “We will continue to partner with law enforcement and look forward to justice being served. Our sympathy and sincere prayers are with the family and friends affected by this crime.”

While Collins and Stone Funeral Home representatives cannot speak in detail regarding ongoing investigations into the crimes committed, they continue to work with law enforcement in the search for the suspect as he remains at large. For over 26 years Collins and Stone Funeral home has provided exemplary service to hundreds of families within Rockford, IL.

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The compassionate funeral directors at Collins & Stone Funeral Home provide individualized funeral services designed to meet the needs of each family. Our staff of dedicated professionals is available to assist you in making funeral service arrangements. From casket choices to funeral flowers, the funeral directors at Collins & Stone Funeral Home will guide you through the aspects of the funeral service. Our experienced professionals have been caring for families in their time of grief in the areas of Beloit, Rockford, Freeport, South Beloit, Elgin, Belvedere, Marengo, Byron, Schaumburg, and surrounding areas.

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