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3 arrested in connection with Kentucky funeral home burglary

3 arrested in connection with Kentucky funeral home burglary

WMSK Staff

September 22nd, 2017


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  1. WMSK Staff says:

    LEITCHFIELD, Ky. (AP) — Three people have been arrested in connection to a break-in at a funeral home in Kentucky where several items were taken from a man whose body was awaiting burial.

    Leitchfield police told news outlets that multiple law enforcement agencies found items stolen from Watson and Hunt Funeral Home last week while searching a White Mills house Wednesday. Police detective Kevin Smith told WDRB-TV that drugs, a gun and detonation cords were also discovered while authorities served the warrant.

    Police arrested 38-year-old Jennifer Kay Wills and 55-year-old Gary Hawks during the search. Police say the suspected burglar is 35-year-old James Neal Sullivan, who was arrested Thursday.

    It’s unclear if they have lawyers.

    Investigators say that surveillance video shows the suspect wearing a suit planned for use in the man’s funeral.

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