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Posted: 10/16/2008 6:47:37 AM EST
Sheriff: Family cremated mom on barbecue
Woman's daughter, grandson are accused of embezzling retirement checks
The Associated Press
updated 3:56 p.m. CT, Wed., Oct. 15, 2008

CORNING, Calif. - Authorities said relatives of a deceased Tehama County woman cremated her remains on a makeshift barbecue and continued collecting her retirement checks.

Ramona Allmond's daughter and grandson were arrested Sunday on suspicion of embezzlement, elder abuse and disposing of a body without a permit, among other charges. They are being held at the Tehama County Jail in Red Bluff on $30,000 bail, with arraignment set for Thursday.

Sheriff's Capt. Paul Hosler says the 84-year-old Allmond likely had died of natural causes, though investigators are still trying to determine the cause of death.

Hosler says her daughter, 50-year-old Kathleen Allmond, and her grandson, 30-year-old Tony Ray, told investigators they left the body on her bedroom floor for a week before cremating the remains in their backyard fire pit. They then covered the pit and remains with soil and planted a tree on top, according to investigators. The family's home sits in the midst of a 10-acre olive grove, remote from neighbors.

Skull added to necklace?
Detectives say the daughter also fashioned a two-inch piece of her mother's skull into a necklace. Hosler said Ray took a photograph of Kathleen Allmond wearing the necklace, as well as a beaded wire tiara that she believed would ward off radio waves, to post on a social networking Web site.

"It gets really weird when you have a piece of mom's skull hanging around your neck," Hosler said. "I'm not aware of any religion that allows you to burn your family members in the backyard and collect their pension."

Investigators said they kept collecting her monthly retirement checks amounting to more than $25,000 since the elderly woman died in December.

Detective Richard Knox said they may have been trying to honor the woman's desire to die at home and be cremated.

Deputies arrested the pair after the dead woman's son asked deputies for a welfare check because he had not heard from his mother since December. Hosler said his suspicions were further aroused last week when he called and Kathleen Allmond pretended she was the 84-year-old woman.

www.msnbc.msn.com/id/27202381/
Link Posted: 10/16/2008 6:52:02 AM EST
Strange people in this world.........
Link Posted: 10/16/2008 6:54:33 AM EST
how the fuck did they do this without being noticed?

do you have any idea how many BTUs it takes to cremate a human body? It's not exactly a bag of kingsford and a match...
Link Posted: 10/16/2008 6:55:41 AM EST
Link Posted: 10/16/2008 6:57:31 AM EST
I think the question that everyone wants answered is...

Did they use a dry rub or a sauce?

Link Posted: 10/16/2008 6:58:05 AM EST
Kinda messed up, but I bet it smelled wonderful.
Link Posted: 10/16/2008 6:59:52 AM EST
pics please
Link Posted: 10/16/2008 7:00:05 AM EST

Originally Posted By Nimrod1193:
I think the question that everyone wants answered is...

Did they use a dry rub or a sauce?



LMAO
Link Posted: 10/16/2008 7:01:35 AM EST
There are some fucked up people out there.
Link Posted: 10/16/2008 7:03:58 AM EST
mom what's for dinner?
Link Posted: 10/16/2008 7:07:21 AM EST

Originally Posted By captaincha0s:
Mom: what's for dinner.

fixed.
Link Posted: 10/16/2008 7:07:26 AM EST

Originally Posted By Nimrod1193:
I think the question that everyone wants answered is...

Did they use a dry rub or a sauce?



Blackened
Link Posted: 10/16/2008 7:11:02 AM EST

Originally Posted By Nimrod1193:
I think the question that everyone wants answered is...

Did they use a dry rub or a sauce?



Hickory Smoked..
Link Posted: 10/16/2008 7:12:27 AM EST
Is granny votin' for Obama?
Link Posted: 10/16/2008 7:16:38 AM EST

Originally Posted By 2841USMC:
Is granny votin' for Obama?


At least three times.
Link Posted: 10/16/2008 7:16:56 AM EST
Link Posted: 10/16/2008 7:33:38 AM EST
I have to see that tiara.
Link Posted: 10/16/2008 7:52:35 AM EST

Originally Posted By Win_88:

Originally Posted By Nimrod1193:
I think the question that everyone wants answered is...

Did they use a dry rub or a sauce?



Hickory Smoked..


I prefer mesquite for anyone over 70. It overcomes the gameyness.
Link Posted: 10/16/2008 7:54:55 AM EST
Not to mention they said they left the body in her room a WEEK before cremation. I bet that just smelled lovely.
Link Posted: 10/16/2008 7:56:16 AM EST
Maybe they used dillo dust..
Link Posted: 10/16/2008 7:57:19 AM EST
What would've been the response if they did get a permit?

I tell the wife to just have a big party and throw me on the bon-fire, but get a paermit first I guess..
Link Posted: 10/16/2008 7:57:47 AM EST

Originally Posted By Alacran:
Sheriff: Family cremated mom on barbecue
Woman's daughter, grandson are accused of embezzling retirement checks
The Associated Press
updated 3:56 p.m. CT, Wed., Oct. 15, 2008

CORNING, Calif. - Authorities said relatives of a deceased Tehama County woman cremated her remains on a makeshift barbecue and continued collecting her retirement checks.

Ramona Allmond's daughter and grandson were arrested Sunday on suspicion of embezzlement, elder abuse and disposing of a body without a permit, among other charges. They are being held at the Tehama County Jail in Red Bluff on $30,000 bail, with arraignment set for Thursday.

Sheriff's Capt. Paul Hosler says the 84-year-old Allmond likely had died of natural causes, though investigators are still trying to determine the cause of death.

Hosler says her daughter, 50-year-old Kathleen Allmond, and her grandson, 30-year-old Tony Ray, told investigators they left the body on her bedroom floor for a week before cremating the remains in their backyard fire pit. They then covered the pit and remains with soil and planted a tree on top, according to investigators. The family's home sits in the midst of a 10-acre olive grove, remote from neighbors.

Skull added to necklace?
Detectives say the daughter also fashioned a two-inch piece of her mother's skull into a necklace. Hosler said Ray took a photograph of Kathleen Allmond wearing the necklace, as well as a beaded wire tiara that she believed would ward off radio waves, to post on a social networking Web site.

"It gets really weird when you have a piece of mom's skull hanging around your neck," Hosler said. "I'm not aware of any religion that allows you to burn your family members in the backyard and collect their pension."

Investigators said they kept collecting her monthly retirement checks amounting to more than $25,000 since the elderly woman died in December.

Detective Richard Knox said they may have been trying to honor the woman's desire to die at home and be cremated.

Deputies arrested the pair after the dead woman's son asked deputies for a welfare check because he had not heard from his mother since December. Hosler said his suspicions were further aroused last week when he called and Kathleen Allmond pretended she was the 84-year-old woman.

www.msnbc.msn.com/id/27202381/


Anybody catch this part? Second question: anyone know her screen name?
Link Posted: 10/16/2008 7:57:49 AM EST

Originally Posted By Nimrod1193:

Originally Posted By Win_88:

Originally Posted By Nimrod1193:
I think the question that everyone wants answered is...

Did they use a dry rub or a sauce?



Hickory Smoked..


I prefer mesquite for anyone over 70. It overcomes the gameyness.


a good maranade works too.

Link Posted: 10/16/2008 8:15:33 AM EST

Originally Posted By TxRabbitBane:
how the fuck did they do this without being noticed?

do you have any idea how many BTUs it takes to cremate a human body? It's not exactly a bag of kingsford and a match...


it's not too hard ...
Link Posted: 10/16/2008 8:37:30 AM EST
That's not so bad.
Now if they had made chili out of her, and put beans in it, that would call for the death penalty for sure.
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