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Couple accused of stealing human ashes during burglary

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Police arrested Robert Garcia, Jr., 54, and Darlene Ann Vasquez, 34, in connection with a burglary at a home where human ashes were stolen on Thursday, September 7, 2017. (Photo: Sinclair Broadcast Group)

SAN ANTONIO - Police arrested a couple accused of breaking into a home and stealing a box containing human ashes on Thursday afternoon.

According to investigators, Robert Garcia, Jr., 54, and Darlene Ann Vasquez, 34, broke into a mobile home located along Judson Road and took several items. One of the stolen items was a box containing the ashes of the victim's husband.

When the victim returned home, she found her home had been burglarized and called police.

Officers caught up with Garcia and Vasquez on Southcross Avenue later that day and recovered the ashes. The pair are charged with burglary.

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