Man Steals Ashes of Girlfriend’s Granny: Cops
NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 20: Funeral director Peter DeLuca, owner of Greenwich Village Funeral Home, holds a cremation urn in the showroom of his funeral parlor on November 20, 2008 in New York City. New technologies, such as flat screen televisions for video memorials, ornate and even sports-team themed cremation urns are also slowly being introduced at funeral homes. Despite the currently languishing economy, the funeral home world is readying for an upswing nationally, as the recession-resistant business prepares for an expected rise in death rates as baby boomers start to reach old age in the coming decade. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Peter DeLuca
The ashes of a grandmother are missing and so is the urn her remains were resting in after a domestic fight.
Police said Mark Kzakrzeski, 37, of Southbury -- armed with a pistol -- stole a funeral urn containing the ashes of his girlfriend's grandmother during a fight on Friday at the woman's house in Oxford.
Kzakrzeski told police he threw the ashes and urn in the woods but they have not been found as of Monday.
He was charged with larceny, illegal possession of a firearm and disorderly conduct and was being held Monday on $50,000 bond. He is scheduled to appear Tuesday in Derby Superior Court.
It could not immediately be determined Monday if he had an attorney.
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Published at 10:58 AM EST on Jan 17, 2011
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