Collins and Stone Funeral home release statement regarding theft of vehicle, body

Published: Feb. 1, 2023 at 10:34 AM CST|Updated: Feb. 1, 2023 at 6:15 PM CST
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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) - A Rockford funeral home breaks its silence after one of its vehicles was stolen with a body still inside.

The theft happened on January 21. Since then, the van and body of 47-year-old Curtis Brown have been recovered.

On February 1, Collins and Stone Funeral Home released a statement regarding the incident.

“We strive to lessen the burden of bereaved families as they face a very difficult time and we work diligently to comply with standards of regulations that apply to the funeral home profession. Our goal is to always provide quality services that our community has come to expect from us,” said Funeral Home Director, Brandy Collins. “We will continue to partner with law enforcement and look forward to justice being served. Our sympathy and sincere prayers are with the family and friends affected by this crime.”

Collins & Stone says it has been in full cooperation with Rockford Police Department since the incident.