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25 Year Old Woman’s Body Stolen From Casket

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SAN ANTONIO — Investigators are scouring the city for any clue that could lead them to the body of a 25-year-old woman that was stolen from a funeral home on the Northwest Side last week.

San Antonio Police Department Sgt. Javier Salazar said officers were dispatched to the Mission Park Funeral Chapel North facility, 3401 Cherry Ridge Drive, on Aug. 16 after workers found a casket that had been holding the remains of Julie Mott empty.

Mott died on Aug. 8 from cystic fibrosis, according to Mission Park Funeral Chapels owner Robert Tips.

Tips, a personal friend of the Mott family, said funeral services for the woman were held on Aug. 15, which would have marked her 26th birthday.

After services concluded, the casket holding her body was moved into a hallway where it awaited transfer for cremation, he said.

 The next day, however, workers found the casket empty, he said, adding that the funeral home is offering $20,000 for information leading to those responsible.

“We just want our daughter’s remains returned so we can have some closure to our grief,” said Tim Mott, Julie’s father.