PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – A Perryopolis man allegedly stole an urn containing the ashes of his ex-girlfriend’s late husband to get back at her.
Police say Linda Mattrox reported a missing urn containing her late husband’s ashes, after realizing it wasn’t in her home.
Mattrox told police her ex-boyfriend James Cronin had also been texting her recently.
Later, it was discovered that the urn containing Mattrox’s husband’s ashes was in a toolbox in Cronin’s yard.
Cronin then admitted to stealing the urn because, according to the police report, “he wanted to hurt his ex-girlfriend so he took the urn.”
Cronin was taken to Fayette County booking and is awaiting arraignment.
The urn was also returned to Mattrox.