Missouri man who stole vehicle with body inside sentenced

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CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — A 39-year-old man who admitted that he stole a mortuary van with a body inside last year has been sentenced to six years in prison.

Brian Schaake was sentenced Friday for a felony charge of stealing a motor vehicle. He pleaded guilty in October.

Investigators said Schaake and a woman took a van belonging to the William Harris Funeral home from a Quik Trip in north St. Louis County on Feb. 11.

The two were later arrested in Festus and the body was recovered. A case against the woman, 31-year-old Christina Kalb, is pending in St. Louis County court.