Late police officer's ashes stolen

Late police officer's ashes stolen
Sgt. Robert Peevey's mausoleum prior to the desecration. (Source: Tracy Peevey Roberts via Facebook)
Sgt. Robert Peevey's mausoleum prior to the desecration. (Source: Tracy Peevey Roberts via Facebook)
The empty space where Sgt. Robert Peevey's ashes were interred. (Source: Tracy Peevey Roberts via Facebook)
The empty space where Sgt. Robert Peevey's ashes were interred. (Source: Tracy Peevey Roberts via Facebook)

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Every week Bob Peevey travels to Grace Memorial Garden on West Matthews to care for his son.

Sgt. Robert Peevey was an Arkansas State University police officer when he died in 2015. Before joining the UPD, Peevey had served with the Jonesboro Police Department.

Once a week, his father visits Sgt. Peevey's mausoleum to dust off the urn containing his ashes.

The last time he visited the site was on Valentine's Day.

He told Jonesboro Police Officer Victoria Evans that "it was in perfect shape."

But, when he returned just four days later on Sunday, he found the mausoleum was broken open and the urn containing his son's ashes was missing.

Officer Evans noted in her incident report that the badge on the mausoleum had been "pried off and was laying on a table in front of the site."

Sgt. Peevey's sister posted photos of the empty mausoleum on Facebook. She is offering a $1,000 reward for the return of her brother's ashes, no questions asked; and $2,000 for information leading to the arrest of the person or persons responsible.

"Someone knows something," she said.

Anyone with information on this crime should call Crimestoppers at 935-STOP (7867).

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