Woman Arrested for Throwing Ashes of Mother into Lake

A 40-year-old Fort Worth woman was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of abusing a corpse nearly two years after she was accused of throwing an urn containing her then-boyfriend’s mother’s ashes into Lake Worth, according to a police report.

The woman faces a charge of abuse of a corpse, a Class A misdemeanor that carries a maximum penalty of a year in prison and a fine of up to $4,000, according to the Fort Worth police report.

A man told police that on June 3, 2020, he and the woman were dating but the two weren’t on good terms, according to the report. When he returned to the home they shared that day, the boyfriend found that his mother’s urn was missing. He told police he overheard a phone conversation between his girlfriend and her daughter in which his girlfriend said she’d thrown the urn into a lake.

More than four hours after he overheard the conversation, the boyfriend said the suspect sent him a text in which she admitted she’d taken his mother’s ashes and the green urn with butterfly patterns in which they were kept and threw them into Lake Worth, according to the report.

A police officer noted in the report that he told the boyfriend to save the text messages with the woman as evidence.

Neither the suspect nor her then-boyfriend could be reached for comment Wednesday evening.


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