Dead Body Tumbles Down Highway During Police Chase

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A dead body tumbled down the highway after a police chase. What was the meaning of this? Why did something like this happen?

Apparently the back story to this is that there was a mortuary van that had a body inside of it that was involved in a police chase. Police in Conyers, Georgia began pursuing the vehicle after a man with a history of stealing vehicles decided to do himself one better and steal a mortician’s van and lead authorities on a chase throughout interstate 20. Yes, this might sound like a Family Guy episode, but this did indeed happen in real life.

Unfortunately, there was a body in the back of the vehicle, and it completely fell out of the van before it was able to be taken to the crematory.

The good news is that the man who stole this mortician van would later do the right thing and turn himself in to authorities.

Conyers police captain Kim Lucas told Fox 5 News that detectives in her unit had been diligently searching for 23-year-old Kijon Griffin because he had been their prime suspect in several entering auto cases.

Captain Lucas said that the Conyers police had spotted him early that Tuesday afternoon in August, and that is when the mortuary van complete with the dead body and he promptly proceeded to jump in it and take off..

The Conyers police department also released dash cam video showing them giving chase to the suspect who was now commandeering the stolen mortuary van.

“Unfortunately there was a body on the gurney inside and when the suspect did take off the gurney rolled out of the van, it did end up in the parking lot, at least thankfully it didn’t go out into the road,” said Capt. Lucas.

Officers would ultimately pursue the stolen van on Interstate 20 and they would get assistance from DeKalb County authorities and they also requested help from the Georgia State Patrol.

“Our suspect did strike a couple of vehicles, ultimately he hit a trailer and blew a tire,” said Capt. Lucas.

Police noted that Griffin finally ditched the mortician van somewhere near the Wesley Chapel and he took off running.

Although there was a team effort from DeKalb County Police, DeKalb County K-9 Unit, GSP, and the Conyers Police Department in some nearby woods, they were unable to locate Griffin. However, on that following Thursday Griffin would himself into the officials at the Rockdale County Jail.

“My goodness,” mortuary owner Stan Henderson said. “This guy isn’t even giving the dead any peace at all.”