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Thieves in New Mexico steal trailer from Oklahoma hauling casket, body for burial

Thieves in New Mexico steal trailer from Oklahoma hauling casket, body for burial (KOAT)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KTUL) -- Police in New Mexico say thieves stole a trailer over the weekend that was hauling a body from Oklahoma for burial.

Late Sunday night, Albuquerque police say an SUV, which was pulling the U-Haul, was stolen outside a hotel.

KOAT-TV reports the couple was traveling from Oklahoma to Kirtland, N.M. to bury the woman's father.

Police say the stolen SUV was found hours later along with the trailer, casket and body.

Police believe three suspects in custody for separate crimes are responsible for the theft.

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