Three teenagers are accused of breaking into a home in St. Peters of Missouri and stealing a man’s cremated remains after mistaking the ashes for cocaine.
The incident occurred in November of last year when 17-year-old Devin Gessell and two accomplices, ages 15 and 16, broke into the home and stole an Xbox 360, prescription drugs and jewelry along with the cremated remains kept in a wooden box. The thieves only later realized their mistake and threw the ashes out of a car window.
According to the local Fox affiliate, the teens were later caught when they posted the Xbox for sale online and police traced the IP address.
Gesell is charged with burglary and two counts of theft. Bond is set at $10,000 cash only. The 15 and 16-year-olds have been referred to juvenile authorities.