*People, authorities included, are still shaking their heads as to why a woman allegedly reached into a coffin and slashed the face of the deceased woman inside.
But this is what 26-year-old Shaynna Sims of Tulsa, Oklahoma has been accused of doing, and she was arrested at the funeral home after people saw her with her hands in the coffin, and the authorities found a knife in her possession.
Since her arrest, Sims has been booked on charges of vandalizing a corpse.
Initially, upon her arrest, Sims had been booked for suspicion of illegally dissecting a human body.
Police had been alerted by a manager at Moore Funeral Home Eastern Chapel after family members complained that the body of their deceased relative, who was waiting to be interred, had been vandalized.
Authorities stated that the woman had slashed at the deceased woman’s face before smearing her make up.
And the family said they found Sims with her hands inside the coffin but she had ‘quickly stepped away’ when they approached.
Funeral director John Wilson told Tulsa World he had never experienced anything like this in his 30 years in the business.
‘It’s really unfortunate that it happened,’ Wilson said.
Investigating police located a folding knife with the deceased woman’s hair on it; a pair of scissors, a box cutter and various makeup items in Sims’ possession.
A report by News.com.au says Smith allegedly cut the 38-year-old deceased woman’s head from her hairline to the tip of her nose in the attack. She also allegedly stole her shoes.
“The funeral director informed us that the deceased’s body was in a viewing room when some friends and family came to pay their respects,” Leland Ashley, a Tulsa Police Department spokesman told NBC News. “When they entered, they observed at least one female with their hands inside the casket.”
Although no motive for the attack was revealed, local reports suggest the deceased woman had previously dated Sims’ boyfriend and the pair were described as ‘frenemies’.
‘I was hoping by now this young lady would have talked and given her motivation behind why she did what she did, but apparently she’s keeping that to herself,’ Sgt. Shane Tuell stated.
Sims is being held on $20,000 bail and had an initial court hearing on Thursday.
No news on what happened there, as of this writing.