BODY RECOVERED: Suspects arrested who stole van in St. Louis with dead body inside

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By NewsRadio 1120 KMOX

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - St. Louis County Police say they've arrested two suspects after a vehicle was stolen in north St. Louis County that had a dead body inside.

Police say the deceased body, which was inside a van marked "William C Harris Funeral," has been recovered. The suspects were arrested around 10 a.m. Friday, in Festus, Mo.

"Together, we were able to get her back to her family," police said, thanking those who shared the story.

Police say the vehicle was left running with the keys inside while parked at a gas station at 12110 Lusher Road. Police say one or multiple suspects jumped in the car and drove off. It happened at 10:26 a.m. on Thursday.

Photos of two suspects, a man and a woman, were shared by police, who say they might be in the Godfrey, Ill. area.

No details about the two people arrested were released by police.

Previous reporting:

The St. Louis County Police Department’s Auto Crime Unit are still looking for the vehicle. It's described as a white, 2012 Nissan NV1500 van, with a Missouri license plate: 5MDX73. Police provided a photo of that make and model vehicle:

Nissan van
Photo credit (Provided by St. Louis County Police)

Please contact the St. Louis County Police Department at 636-529-8210 if you have any information.

It comes a week after more than 70 cars were stolen in a 24-hour period, all in an area just outside of St. Louis County.

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