16/02/2015 09:35 GMT | Updated 16/02/2015 09:59 GMT

Homeless Man Domonique Smith Burgles Funeral Home Has Sex With Dead Body

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Domonique Smith is alleged to have sex with a dead body during the burglary (file picture)

A homeless man has been arrested after police say he broke into a funeral home and had sex with a dead woman’s body.

Domonique Smith, 26, was arrested on 9 February when he was found with a bike stolen from the Hill Watson Peoples Funeral Service, in Columbus, Georgia.

Further investigation revealed the body of a woman at the home had been disturbed during the burglary.

"The results of our investigation and the forensic examination gave us probable cause to believe that this individual had indeed sexually assaulted a dead body," said Columbus Police Maj. Gil Slouchick.


Capt. Gordon Griswould told the Ledger-Enquirer of Columbus that Smith was found in a vacant home with other stolen property, including TVs and guns.

Necrophilia: Sexual intercourse or attraction towards corpses.

Smith pleaded guilty to burglary, entering an unoccupied dwelling, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and theft by receiving stolen property, according to the newspaper. He is currently in jail.

It's unclear if Smith has an attorney. He is expected to appear in court on the necrophilia charge Monday.