Police: Teenagers Steal Human Ashes Thinking It’s Cocaine

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MISSOURI (KTVI) – Three Missouri teens thought they were stealing cocaine, but they actually took a man’s cremated remains.

Devin Gessell, 17, and a 15 and 16-year-old were arrested on suspicion of breaking into a St Peters home on Forrel Tree Court in November 2014.

They stole an Xbox 360, prescription drugs, jewelry and the ashes of the homeowner’s father which were being stored in a wooden box, police say. The suspected thieves realized their mistake and reportedly threw the ashes out of a car window.

Police were able to track the teens down after one of them used the Xbox online. The IP address was traced, according to authorities.

 

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