Police in Pennsylvania said a woman who escaped custody was found hours later hiding in a coffin at a nearby funeral home.

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The Juniata County Sheriff's Department said Nicole April Kelly, 19, of Philadelphia, was being transferred from Magisterial District Judge Barb Lyter's office to the Mifflin County Correctional Facility when she broke from deputies outside of the correctional facility and fled in the direction of the Brown Funeral Home in Mifflintown, The Lewistown (Pa.) Sentinel reported Tuesday.

Kelly, who was being held on two outstanding warrants from Delaware County, eluded capture for several hours while police searched the area with dogs and a helicopter. She was eventually discovered hiding inside a coffin at Brown Funeral Home by owner Dan Brown.

The suspect was taken back into custody and charged with additional counts of escape, flight to avoid apprehension, burglary, criminal trespass, criminal mischief and simple assault.