The News Courier in Athens, Alabama

State and Nation

July 30, 2013

Body bags taken from Gadsden funeral home

GADSDEN, Ala. (AP) — Authorities say someone has stolen body bags and other supplies from an Alabama funeral home.

The Gadsden Times (http://bit.ly/19uH1nM ) reports Tuesday that someone broke into Collier-Butler Funeral Home in Gadsden.

Police reports show that plastic bags used to cover bodies are missing, along with a metal stretcher used to transport remains.

Rubber gloves, shoe covers and disposable masks also are missing, and a GPS unit is gone.

The burglary happened last Thursday or Friday. No arrests have been made.

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