Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Woman Tries to Sell Ex-Roommate's Dead Dad's Ashes Online

A Londonderry, New Hampshire woman is accused of trying to sell the ashes of her daughter's former roommate's father on Craigslist after a dispute over an apartment. True story.
Patricia Shanley, 40, of Londonderry, faces a charge of abuse of a corpse, theft and six theft by extortion charges after she tried to sell the urn of ashes and other personal items on the website, police Lt. Tim Jones told the Eagle-Tribune. The incident stems from a dispute over an apartment where Stanley's daughter and the other woman, both Keene State College students, lived. When the other woman broke the lease, Shanley became angry and demanded she pay the $3,400 owed, Jones told the paper. Shanley told the paper the woman lived with her family for a time and abandoned the items at her home when she left. Police obtained a search warrant for Shanley's home and the urn was found, the paper reported. Shanley turned herself in to police Monday night, police said. She was released on $8,000 personal recognizance bail and will return to court on Dec. 22. The woman's daughter has not been charged.
Patricia, pictured, denies that she tried to sell the girl's belongings nor demanded that she paid her money.

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