Stolen Ashes Found Of Former Arkansas State University Officer

JONESBORO (KFSM) -- Ashes of a former Arkansas State University officer that were reported stolen have been found, according to the officer's aunt  who lives in the River Valley.

Two men have been arrested and are facing charges.

Brandon Nelson, 21, and Brook Edwards, 22, are accused of abuse of a corpse, defacing a burial monument, criminal mischief and theft, according to police.

The ashes of Sgt. Robert Peevey were reported stolen by the family Feb. 18, 5NEWS CBS affiliate KJNB  reports.

His aunt said they were found underneath a bridge not far from where they were stolen. She said the urn was shattered and Peevey's ashes were spread out, but the coroner was able to retrieve most of them.

The ashes are said to be returned to the family Monday (Feb. 26).

Peevey died at the age of 43 during October 2015. He served in law enforcement for nearly 20 years.