A 13-year-old boy was charged with stealing a gold cross and ring from the the body of a retired Roman Catholic bishop while the body was viewed by mourners, authorities said.
The cross and ring, taken from the body of former Camden Bishop George H. Guilfoyle, were discovered missing early Thursday. The bishop's body was on public view Wednesday at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception's rectory.The youth was arrested Thursday night at a church-sponsored soup kitchen after police received a tip from a kitchen worker. A second person, a man, was also being sought, police said.
The ring and cross were not immediately recovered.