Teens mistake bag of human ashes for cocaine in home burglary

Teens mistake bag of human ashes for cocaine in home burglary

The ashes of a Missouri man’s father wound up in the garbage after teenage robbers were disappointed the bag holding the remains wasn’t filled with cocaine.

Devin Gesell, 17, admitted he and his two accomplices, ages 15 and 16, broke into the St. Peters home in November looking for goods, according to court documents obtained by The Smoking Gun.

Gesell was the lookout as the teenagers stole jewelry, prescription drugs, video games, $825 in cash and the remains of the homeowner’s father, the St. Charles County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office alleges.

The items and cash were worth about $3,000 but the one item that was truly priceless was thrown away.

The suspect told police they discarded the ashes when they realized it was not cocaine.

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