UPDATE: After deliberating less than three hours, a Bexar County district court jury Tuesday afternoon awarded $8 million in damages to the family of Julie Mott, News Radio 1200 WOAI reports.
The family had requested $10 million for the pain and suffering caused by the fact that their daughters body vanished from Mission Park Funeral Chapel after her funeral.
A jury has begun deliberations in the civil trial surrounding the disappearance of the body of a 25 year old woman from the Mission Park Funeral Chapel on Cherry Ridge in the summer of 2015, News Radio 1200 WOAI reports.
Mott's family asked the jury to award them $10 million for the pain and suffering they have endured by not being able to properly mourn their daughter. The funeral home's owners say they were never told that an 'obsessive' former friend of Julie's, who was known to oppose plans for the body to be cremated, had attended her funeral.
Mott died in August of 2015 of cystic fibrosis and her father, who used to work for Mission Park Funeral Homes, took the body there.
It was embalmed and was sitting in a storage area behind the main chapel preparing to be taken for cremation when it vanished.
The Mott family claims they presented credible evidence that an employee of a subcontractor of the funeral home who was known for his 'Satanist' views, may have had something to do with the disappearance, and they rejected the theory of the obsessed former friend.
Nobody has ever been charged in the case.