- Associated Press - Thursday, March 24, 2016

LANCASTER, Calif. (AP) - A mortuary worker has been arrested on suspicion of stealing a car and gun after picking up the owner’s body at a Lancaster home.

Fernando Moguel was arrested Wednesday in North Hollywood. He remains jailed and it’s unclear whether he has a lawyer.

Moguel went to the home of an elderly man on March 5 to take his body to a mortuary.

Authorities say within 48 hours of the man’s death, his car and gun went missing from the house.

Investigators say they learned that the car’s title had been transferred to Moguel. Detectives searched Moguel’s home on Wednesday and allegedly found the gun and car.

Moguel was arrested on suspicion of grand theft of a vehicle and possessing a stolen firearm.

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