Crime

Off the beat: Woman says father's ashes were mistaken for cocaine in theft

The victim of a burglary in St. Peters says her father’s ashes were stolen and that two relatives and a third man are to blame after they thought they were stealing cocaine.

Debora Matthews, the victim of the robbery, said Devin Gesell and two minors rummaged through her home, stealing several items in addition to the ashes.

"You know, they were kids and I guess just stupid," Matthews said.

Find out more about the suspects and the mess they left behind.

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