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CCTV shows woman 'stealing wedding ring from finger of dead grandmother'

Footage has emerged allegedly showing a woman stealing a wedding ring off the finger of a dead grandmother.

The CCTV was released by the woman's family after the theft.

The footage shows a woman enter the Sunset Funeral Home in Odessa, Texas, and approach the body.

She is then seen touching her hand before walking away.

A picture of the ring posted on Facebook by a family member. Credit: Brooke Vaughan Burns/Facebook

As well as posting the footage on Facebook, Brooke Vaughan Burns wrote: "As if my grandmother passing away hasn't been hard enough on my entire family now some low life thief went into the funeral home yesterday around 5.40pm and stole the ring off her finger."

The dead woman has been identified as 88-year-old Lois Hicks.

Police are reported to be investigating the incident.

The suspect is seen entering the room where the coffin was. Credit: Brooke Vaughan Burns/Facebook
The woman bends over the dead body. Credit: Brooke Vaughan Burns/Facebook
She soon left the scene - allegedly with the woman's wedding ring. Credit: Brooke Vaughan Burns/Facebook