Necklace, wedding band stolen off neck of 98-year-old deceased woman
BRIDGEWATER, Mass. (MyFoxBoston.com)— Bridgewater police are investigating the reported theft of a wedding band and gold chain from the neck of a deceased woman inside a Bridgewater funeral home.
A male relative arrived about an hour early to the woman's wake at the Prophett-Chapman, Cole & Gleason funeral home. He said he could not attend the regular viewing hours and asked if he could go in early.
A short time later, family members noticed the woman's 18-inch gold chain missing from her neck. The chain had her deceased husband's wedding band on it and was reshaped into a heart.
Officers have reportedly identified the suspect and he is facing felony charges.