UPDATE: Search Warrants Turn Up Stolen Items, Urn Still Missing

By: KKTV
By: KKTV

Several items, including a stolen car, were recovered Wednesday after the El Paso County Sheriff's Office and SWAT teams executed two search warrants in relation to recent burglaries in Black Forest.

Following an investigation into the January 9 burglaries that, along with several other items, resulted in an urn being stolen, the sheriff's office executed search warrants in two homes in the Cimarron Hills area. While investigators say many stolen items were found, the whereabouts of the urn, which contains the ashes of a burglary victim's wife, is still unknown.

"We're going to continue to follow up on this case until we have exhausted every lead we can and recover all the stolen property," said Deputy Teresa Murphy with the El Paso County Sheriff's Office.

Bill Herrle is still hoping that the urn, containing his late wife's ashes will be found.

"That's the one thing I'm really looking for. I really don't care about the other things," said Bob Herrle.

Herrle got his hopes up over the weekend when a camera bag showed up at the Trinity Church of Nazarene with a note inside apologizing for taking the missing urn.

But when investigators opened the bag, nothing was inside and they fear the urn might have been stolen a second time.

Jeremy Farr, 23, was arrested on felony charges of two counts of motor vehicle theft, two counts of second-degree burglary, possession of weapons by a previous offender, possession of drugs and unlawful use of a financial transaction. He will be booked at the El Paso County Criminal Justice Center on a $50,000 bond. Two additional suspects were already in custody on unrelated warrants. They are also believed to be involved in the burglary.

Christa McAuliffe Challenger School was on lockdown as a precautionary measure for a short time Wednesday while cops searched homes in the area. It was a precautionary measure, according to D-11, and no children were ever in danger.

Stay with 11 News and KKTV.com for the latest on this developing story.


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