A hearse with a body inside was stolen Sunday morning in Atlanta. Atlanta police spokesman Officer Ralph Woolfolk said authorities believe the hearse was stolen at Grady Memorial Hospital.  Police say the front end of the vehicle was smashed because the carjacker drove through the fence at the entrance to the morgue at the hospital.
The vehicle was deserted a few blocks away at 171 Auburn Ave.  Police identified the suspect as 34-year-old Henry Lyles.  Police say the Ford Flex hearse from Willie A. Watkins Funeral home was taken by force from the morgue. But police say Lyles never showed a gun. He drove a few blocks before ditching it, then trying to take another car. But the driver sped off.  Lyles then stole a gold Ford Explorer that pulled up behind the hearse at the stoplight, police say.
A witness said Lyles forced the driver of the Explorer out of the vehicle.
“He walked to the truck and was talking to the driver and got out, walked to passenger side and just took off,” a witness told Gehlbach.

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