ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — A 23-year-old Rockford man was charged with misuse of a corpse for stealing a funeral home van containing a body that was later dumped in Chicago, authorities said Wednesday.

The man, who was still at large on Wednesday, also faces a charge of unlawful possession of a stolen vehicle.

The van belonging to Collins & Stone Funeral Home was stolen from outside the Rockford business on Saturday. Chicago police found him on Sunday without the body inside.

The body of Curtis Brown, 47, who was in the van was found Monday night behind a vacant home on Chicago’s South Side, Rockford police said.

Brown’s body was returned to Rockford by the Winnebago County Coroner’s Office.

Brown’s family has been notified of the incident and has been working with an out-of-state funeral home to have the body returned to her family in Mississippi, Winnebago County Coroner Jennifer Muraski said.

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