Bethany Martin Texas teen posts Snapchat video of herself stealing necklace from dead man lying in a ditch after having killed himself.
Bethany Martin, 17, and her 16-year-old friend found the un-named man’s body in southwest Bexar County, San Antonio on Monday morning.
She tossed the chain into the grass and gave the medallion to her friend.
The girls then called another friend who arrived on scene and called 911.
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‘Matched her fashion style’
The teens told the responding deputies they were walking to a gas station when they noticed the victim’s body in the ditch.
However, the next day authorities were anonymously provided videos that were circulating on Snapchat, showing the scene before deputies arrived.
One video reportedly showed Martin and her friend near the body while the other showed the 17-year-old removing the necklace from the corpse.
Martin admitted to taking the necklace and giving it to her friend according to the dailymail.
The 16-year-old, whose remains un-named due to her age, told police she put the man’s medallion on her own gold necklace because it ‘matched her fashion style’.
The teen handed the medallion over to police who have since given it to his next of kin.
Martin was arrested on Tuesday and charged with theft to a human corpse or grave. Her bond was set at $2,000 and she has since been released from jail. The younger girl was also charged with theft to a human corpse.
‘It’s bad enough to steal from the living. But to steal from the dead?
The deceased man is believed to have died as a result of suicide, with foul play ruled out according to the Bexar County Medical Examiner’s Office.
Speaking to KENS5, Marcus Adam’s family said they were shocked and hurt over his death, but they’re also committed to making sure the young man is remembered in a positive way, despite of what happened following his death.
‘It’s bad enough to steal from the living. But to steal from the dead? He’s helpless. He’s no longer here. He couldn’t fight back,’ said his father, Marcus Adams Sr according to KEN5.
‘We just want justice for Marcus Adams because we don’t feel what is being said about him,’ said his aunt, Antoinette Watkins, according to the outlet.
Marcus’ family said they want those involved in the alleged theft held responsible to the full extent of the law.