Greene County man charged with stealing pickup truck with three corpses inside | Local News

An arrest warrant has been issued for a Dilliner man after he allegedly stole a van from a cremation facility with three corpses inside.

Charges were laid against William Russell Burghy, 36, before Greene County Magistrate District Judge David Curt Balint on May 17.

He was charged with burglary, criminal trespass, theft by illegal seizure, receiving stolen property, disorderly driving, operating a vehicle with a suspended or revoked license and three counts of abuse of a corpse.

Police said an employee of Wilbert Funeral Services Inc., a cremation facility, reported that a van containing three dead bodies was stolen from the company garage along Mechanic Street in Township of Perry between 4 p.m. on May 9 and 8 a.m. on May 10.

The garage had been secured and locked the day before, but when the discovery was made, the main door was unlocked and the garage door was open, according to court documents.

The van was later found by its GPS tracking unit and was found abandoned at BFS Foods along Gas Company Road in Perry Township with all of its known contents taken into account.

Surveillance footage showed Burghy was driving the van and getting in and out of the stolen vehicle.

Another cremation center employee told police he discovered his key to the main garage door was missing, along with a company credit card and personal access device card, and was missing. added that Burghy was at home the day before.


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