Teenagers accused of baking cookies using grandfather’s ashes and giving them to classmates

2018-10-18 11:21

A US high school learner has been accused of baking a batch of cookies using her grandfather’s cremated remains and handing them out to classmates – who ate them.

The learner and a friend allegedly baked the cookies then shared them with at least nine classmates at their school near Sacramento, California.

Lieutenant Paul Doroshov of the Davis police said the learners told some of their classmates that the cookies contained human ashes. Investigators interviewed the nine students who ate the cookies.

The learners are unlikely to be charged with a crime, even if one can be found that would apply, Doroshov added.

One of the classmates told news outlet KCRA that he unknowingly took a bite of one of the sandy-textured cookies.

“I didn’t believe her until she pulled out the urn,” he said. “She told me there’s a special ingredient in the cookie.”

He said he became worried. “I thought she put drugs in it or something.”

The girl then laughed and said the cookie contained her grandfather’s ashes, he said.

“And I was really, I was kind of horrified.”

Extra sources: KCRA, Time, The Guardian

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