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Police Log: Daughter And Grandson Cook Granny On Thanksgiving Barbecue

by | 16th, October 2008

POLICE Log: Anorak’s Look At Crime In The News…

“Two suspected of burning their relative’s remains in barbecue, stealing checks,” says the news from the US of A.

Anorak investigates:

The daughter and grandson of an 84-year-old Tehama County woman who apparently died in December have been arrested on suspicion of cashing her retirement and Social Security checks after they allegedly cremated her body on a makeshift barbecue behind their Edith Avenue home.

“You could make a movie out of this,” Capt. Paul Hosler of the Tehama County Sheriff’s Department said Tuesday.

Well, you could. But would you want to? And would you make the alleged miscreants look like that (see photo left?)

Kathleen Theresa Allmond, 50, and her 30-year-old son, Tony Ray, were arrested Sunday on suspicion of embezzlement, elder abuse and conspiracy, Hosler said.

So what occurred?

Although the cause of Ramona Yolanda Allmond’s death may never be known, her daughter and grandson allegedly allowed her body to lie on the bedroom floor for a week until moving it to a concrete culvert behind their residence, Hosler said.

The culvert had been used by the family as a makeshift barbecue, he said, noting that the family had used it to cook their Thanksgiving turkey several weeks before Allmond’s death.

The PilGrim Fathers would have wanted nothing less…

In an lengthy interview with deputies on Sunday, Kathleen Allmond told them that she and her son had placed the body into the barbecue and cremated it by burning a continuous olive wood fire in the culvert for up to 17 hours, Hosler said. Olive wood, he said, makes an exceptionally hot fire.

Are you taking notes? Questions later, and a practical round the back of the Royal Free…

Kathleen Allmond also made a necklace with a portion of her mother’s skull, which she wore around her neck, Hosler said. She posted a photograph of herself wearing the necklace on her MySpace page, he said.

“It gets really weird when you have a piece of mom’s skull hanging around your neck,” Hosler said.

Yeah, it does. It’s like keeping a turkey bone as an earring, or a necklace, or a coffee table conversation piece…

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