Woman ‘removed breasts’ from corpse

A US woman has been charged with removing body parts from the corpse of her boyfriend’s ex-girlfriend.

Shaynna Sims was charged with illegal dissection earlier this month after police say she cut the woman’s corpse during a viewing at a funeral home.

Authorities in Tulsa, Oklahoma, now say she also removed both breasts and a toe. Prosecutors plan to argue that the 26-year-old’s bail should be increased after she was charged with removal of a deceased person’s body part. Sims was arrested at the dead woman’s home after she attended the viewing.

Police say she stole the woman’s shoes and was carrying a knife with the woman’s hair attached to it.

Sims, aka Shaynna Smith, was charged last week with first-degree burglary, larceny of a person, concealing stolen property, unauthorised dissection of a corpse and interrupting the funeral of a woman named Tabatha.

Witnesses at the funeral home said they saw Sims with her hands in the casket.

Tabatha was a long-time friend of Sims’ partner. Her family said. She died of natural causes stemming from a long illness.

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