CRIME

Tulsa Woman Allegedly Slashes Corpse Of Boyfriend's Ex At Funeral Home

05/05/2015 02:30 pm ET | Updated May 05, 2015

A Tulsa woman is behind bars after allegedly cutting up the corpse of her boyfriend's former girlfriend.

Shaynna Lauren Sims, 26, was arrested last Thursday at a funeral home. Family members of the deceased woman called police after they witnessed Sims put her hands into the casket, according to News9.com.

Responding officers said the corpse's face was smeared with makeup and slashed with "a large vertical cut starting from the hairline stretching to the tip of the nose," according to the police report.

There was also hair belonging to the deceased on the floor.

Police say they found a folding knife on Sims along with with hair that matched the strands found on the floor, as well as scissors, a box-cutting knife and "various pieces of makeup."

A family member told police that Sims stole shoes off the corpse's feet, NewsOn6.com reports.

John Wilson, funeral director for the Moore Funeral Home Eastlawn Chapel, told Tulsa World that the incident is the first time in his three-decade career that he's seen a corpse being compromised.

“It’s really unfortunate that it happened,” Wilson said.

Police aren't sure why Sims attacked the deceased, but told Fox23.com that the suspect and the dead woman were "frenemies" and that Sims' boyfriend used to date the woman.

Sims was arrested and charged with illegal dissection of a human body. She remains in the Tulsa County Jail on $20,000 bond, half of which relates to a previous assault and battery charge.

Sims was charged with child neglect in February and pleaded guilty to an amended charge of assault and battery on April 15. She was given a deferred sentence at the time, according to NewsOn6.com.

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