Investigation Continues In Break-In Of FuneralHome

Published 12:00 am Thursday, October 2, 2003

SEABOARD – No arrests have been made following an apparent break in of Faison’s Funeral Home in Seaboard Monday, but the Northampton County Sheriff’s Department is following several leads closely.

Chief Investigator Det. Daryl Harmon said Wednesday that his department received a call around 10:05 Monday morning that the funeral home had been broken into.

&uot;One of our deputies, Sgt. Gerri Bowen, responded to the scene moments after the call,&uot; Harmon stated. &uot;Upon her arrival, she discovered a boarded window that appeared to have been pried open.&uot;

Harmon said he was called to scene shortly afterwards and his investigation is continuing.

&uot;According to the owner, Bobby Moss, there are several items missing from the place of business, including four bank bags and a lockbox,&uot; Harmon said.

&uot;We also discovered one of the funeral home vehicles, a 1996 black Cadillac had been stolen,&uot; he added.

Harmon said the car was located a little later during the morning when a citizen spotted it backed into a wooded area off the Jordan Mill Pond Road.

&uot;We believe the intruder or intruders, took some keys from one of the offices and obtained entry to a garage where the car was kept,&uot; Harmon said.

&uot;We also believe, at this time, a number of checks were taken and possibly $169 in cash was taken.

&uot;The owner’s office was ransacked and a briefcase and cell phone have both been reported missing,&uot; he added.

Harmon would not elaborate on any of the leads his office is working, but asked that anyone with knowledge of this crime call 252-534-2611.

&uot;All calls are confidential,&uot; Harmon said. &uot;We feel someone may have some information that may be very helpful in solving this crime. They can call my office (252-534-2611) or they can call 252-574-1041.&uot;

The employees and staff of the funeral home also reported bottles of embalming fluid stolen.