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Shorewood Funeral Director Charged With Felony Drug Possession

 

William Feerick

 

Co-owner of Feerick Funeral Home arrested after a 22-year-old man overdoses in his Shorewood home

Shorewood, Wisconsin

The owner of a prominent funeral home is facing more than three years in prison on felony charges after authorities said they found marijuana, painkillers and other drugs in his Shorewood home while responding to a call of a heroin overdose.

William Feerick, 52, who co-owns Feerick Funeral Home with his brother Patrick, is charged with possession of a controlled substance, a felony, and possession of marijuana, a misdemeanor, in connection with a February incident in which a 22-year-old friend of his overdosed on heroin.

Feerick was charged June 9 after police say they found a host of drugs and drug paraphernalia in his home at 4322 N. Wildwood Ave. Police went to the home after Anthony Vitrano, of Milwaukee, overdosed on heroin, authorities say. Vitrano was charged the same day with possession of heroin.

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Music Stops for Wisconsin Man Charged With Stealing Guitar From Corpse

Steven Conrad Charged With Theft From A Corpse

Green Bay, Wisconsin

On 09-23-2011 at approximately 3:05 PM Officers from the Brown County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to the Catholic Diocese of Green Bay located at 1825 Riverside Drive, in the Village of Allouez, for a report of a theft.

Upon Arrival Officers met with the complainant, Diocese Director of Facilities Tammy Jo Basten, who stated she wanted to report a theft of a guitar. Tammy advised officers that a deceased person, Randall Jourdan, had been placed in his casket with his guitar and the casket had been placed into a burial chamber, and the guitar was later discovered missing.

As a result of the investigation officers discovered on 09-22-2011 at approximately 2:00 PM employees from the Green Bay Diocese met with Ryan Funeral Home at the front entrance to the Mausoleum to move the casket from the Ryan Funeral Home vehicle to a holding room in the building.While moving the casket the Ryan Funeral Home director stated that the family wanted to verify that the guitar was still in the casket prior to the casket being placed in the burial chamber. The guitar was verified to still be in the casket at this time when the casket was placed into the burial chamber. A witness, an employee of the Diocese, became suspicious when he overheard a comment made by another employee stating “That’s a Telly, a really expensive guitar. I have to have that guitar. It’s too expensive to be in a crypt.” On 09-23-2011 at 7:00 AM the suspicious employee opened the casket in the burial chamber and found the guitar missing.

On 09-24-2011 Officers from Brown County Sheriff’s Office questioned 39 year old Green Bay Diocese Grounds Superintendent Steven Conard about the missing guitar. While being questioned by the Officer Steven admitted that he had the stolen the guitar inside his residence. Steven said, “This isn’t something I normally do, I just have a respect for fine musical instruments”. Officers were able to recover the guitar from Conard’s residence.

The guitar is a Fender, Telecaster valued at two thousand dollars.

Steven Conard was arrested and incarcerated in the Brown County Jail for charges of Theft from a Corpse. Also arrested during this investigation was Steven Conrad’s 43 year old wife, Heather Conrad. Heather was incarcerated in the Brown County Jail for charges of obstructing justice.

Suspected Burglars Mistake Cremated Remains for Cocaine, Even Snorting Them

Waldo Soroa, 19 (left), Jose David Diaz Marrero, 19 (center), and Matrix Andaluz, 18 (right) faces multiple charges stemming from a burglary investigation in Marion County.

Silver Springs, Florida

Marion County Sheriff’s deputies on Tuesday arrested five burglary suspects stemming from an investigation which began last month.

The victim in the burglary said she returned to her home on Locust Lane in the Silver Springs Shores to discover that several items were missing. Some of the items included electronics and jewelry, but what she found most troubling, was the theft of her late father’s ashes and the ashes of her two Great Danes.

During the investigation, detectives learned that the ashes were taken because the suspects mistook the cremains for either cocaine or heroin. It was soon discovered that the suspects snorted some of the ashes believing they were snorting cocaine.

Arrested were Waldo Soroa, 19, who faces seven charges and has a bond of $17,000, Matrix Andaluz, 18, who faces six charges and has a bond of $11,500, and Jose David Diaz Marrero, 19, who faces four charges and has a bond of $9,000. There are two juvenile suspects facing charges which include attempted residential burglary and impairing a phone line to the home.

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Illinois Funeral Director Going To Jail For Cremation Cover-Up

Funeral Director Marcee Dane

WAUKEGAN (CBS) – A funeral director accused of giving bereaved families the wrong cremated remains has pleaded guilty in a cover-up of the fraud and is expected to spend months behind bars.

Marcee Dane, 32, of Libertyville pleaded guilty to desecration of human remains, a violation of the Cemetery Protection Act and a Class 3 felony, a release from the Lake County State’s Attorney’s office said.

Prosecutors said Dane tried to cover up a mix-up involving a family’s ashes by first lying to the family, then getting another person’s remains and sending the family those remains to cover the mistake.

Dane even went so far as to exhume cremains and remove an identification tag in case either family discovered the error and chose to exhume the cremains, authorities said.

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Man Charged With Murdering Missing Teen Boy and Having Sex With Corpse

Louisville, Kentucky

Police in Louisville have arrested a man they say murdered a missing teen, then had sex with the boy’s  corpse.

The family of 18-year-old Andrew Compton reported him missing on Oct 30th after he had not been seen or heard from in two days. It was later found out that on the day he went missing, he had used his computer to communicate with 40-year-old Gregory O’Bryan. When questioned by the police,  O’Bryan admitted he had met with Compton and that they had engaged in sexual activity at O’Bryan’s apartment. Afterwards he says the teen left on foot.

Last week police executed a search warrant on O’Bryan’s apartment causing him to change his story. He told police that Compton had died while they were having sex and that he had continued having sex with Compton anyway before disposing of the corpse. O’Bryan was arrested and charged with murder, tampering with physical evidence and abuse of a corpse.

Compton’s parents had created a Facebook Page in hopes of getting information on his whereabouts and stated they had warned Compton about him meeting strangers online. But obviously, he didn’t stop. And as a result, it cost him his life.

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