Thieves prey on grieving families leaving home to bury loved ones

(KTVI) A time of grief leads to a crime of opportunity across the river in southeast Illinois. Families leaving home to bury a loved one are returning home to find their lives torn apart by thieves.

It’s not yet clear how thieves are picking out homes of grieving families and ransacking them.

“(Families) are already going through so much and to have this happen to them is so troubling,” said Curt Schildknecht, director of Schildknecht Funeral Home in O’Fallon.

 

Thieves prey on grieving families leaving home to bury loved ones
Source: WND