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Hearse driver dies while taking body to funeral, Beverly Hills police say

Beverly Hills police found two bodies inside a parked hearse on Monday, Aug. 13, 2012. One body was in a casket in the back and the other was in the driver's seat.
August 14, 2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
Beverly Hills police made a bizarre find near the Beverly Hills Hotel Monday afternoon.

Around 3 p.m., authorities were alerted that a body was slumped over in the front seat of a parked hearse. When officers arrived, they found two bodies inside - one in a casket in the back and the other in the driver's seat.

Police believe the hearse's driver died while on her way to deliver a body in a casket to a funeral at a local cemetery.

The coroner is investigating, but it does not appear any foul play was involved. Authorities said the woman appeared to have died of natural causes, and no weapons or evidence of violence were found.

The woman's identity has not been released, pending family notification.


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