A dead body rolled out of a stolen mortuary van after an Atlanta sped away from a crematory parking lot, leading to a high speed chase through Georgia.
The suspect was identified as 23-year-old Kijon Griffin. He is on the loose and is wanted for several felonies.
Griffin stole the mortuary van to escape pursuing police, a body on a gurney rolled out of the open back hatch and into the parking lot where it came to rest, police said. Personnel on site were able to safely secure the body.
Stan Henderson, the owner of the van said that “it’s ridiculous that the dead can’t even rest.”
Police chased Griffin from the city of Conyers to DeKalb County where the van became disabled after striking multiple vehicles and blowing a tire.
The suspect then fled the van and ran into a nearby wood line. Police searched the area but were unable to locate Griffin.
Officials have appealed to the local public to share any information on Griffin.