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Grand County, CO — A couple appeared in court Monday afternoon to answer to charges of evidence tampering, criminal trespass and abuse of a corpse after being accused of stealing items from a murder-suicide scene last month.

When Jerod Reeves and Kimberly McCaffrey stumbled across the frozen bodies of a man and his young son in the Colorado wilderness in December of last year, they did what any good citizen would do – they called authorities and informed them of the discovery. Ha! Just kidding! They robbed ’em and disappeared into the sunset, not even bothering to make one simple friggin’ phone call.

According to investigators, the pair had come across the bodies of 62-year-old William Ahrold and his 9-year-old-son Jackson in Grand County on December 17. (The father and son had last been seen on December 7, and were reported missing on December 13). Authorities found Ahrold’s van over the weekend and quickly came to the conclusion that Ahrold had killed his son before taking his own life. They soon realized that there was a rather important piece of evidence missing – the weapon. Know what else was missing? A couple of Ahrold’s digits.

After robbing Ahrold of his gasoline, cash, credit cards and iPod, Reeves apparently used a hacksaw to cut off two of Ahrold’s fingers to steal the pistol he was still holding.

“I sawed them off with a hack saw,” Reeves said. “That was pretty crazy. I’m not really sure. I should have left that there.”

The couple then fled to Washington, reportedly using the dead man’s credit cards to finance their trip. They were arrested at a Spokane Valley motel last week.

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McCaffrey says she regrets everything that happened that night. Reeves, who claims he was homeless, broke and out of gas, says he would do it again if he were faced with the same situation.

“Wait until they’re out there freezing half to death. Anyone that goes and finds a dead body in the wilderness and sees a freakin’ wallet with some cash in it, they’re going to take it. I don’t care who you are,” Reeves said. “I did what I had to do that night to survive.”

Both are being held on $150,000 bond.

Can’t seem to find much info on Ahrold or his son. As usual, though, the murder-suicide came as a surprise to those that knew him, including the kiddo’s mother.

Thanks, Alan!

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  • Anonymous

    Well, thank God this guy is such a moron he’ll announce up front he feels no remorse for committing the crime and admits he’ll do exactly the same thing when faced with the same situation in the future… that makes it all the easier for the prosecution to push for maximum sentencing and deny any early parole bullshit. I hope he won’t face the problem of homelessness for a long, long time.

  • EveryVillainIsLemons

    He should be punched in the face repeatedly, and she should be kicked in the cooter for going along with it.

  • The nice thing about amputating fingers off a frozen body is that there’s no liquid blood.  They’re like little popsicles, only they taste better.

  • Oh this two are just regular humanitarians aren’t they?….Walking around the body of an already violated child, murdered by his own dad. And these two act like they are at a buffet of goodies to feed their crack habitand proud of it, might he add. Class fucking act.

  • CT

    Well, he got what he wanted.  A free place to stay.  Probably a little longer of a stay than he expected. 

  • Anonymous

    [“Wait until they’re out there freezing half to death. Anyone that goes and finds a dead body in the wilderness and sees a freakin’ wallet with some cash in it, they’re going to take it. I don’t care who you are,” Reeves said. ”I did what I had to do that night to survive.”]

    Uh, no, you disgusting sack of shit, I wouldn’t desecrate another human being like that.  I dunno, maybe that makes me crazy, but just the thought of rifling through someone’s body, ESPECIALLY with the body of a child nearby, does not bring thoughts of looting.

  • Anonymous

    Not reporting finding a dead child ruins any chances of gaining sympathy for your situation, Hey at least they aren’t homeless anymore!

  • I’m not saying it’s right at all but I can see someone so desperate they take the money then make an anonymous phone call to police or something … Cutting off the fingers to steal the gun … That’s not desperate that’s crazy.

  • Anonymous

    So how long was this poor womans little boy out there after these scumbags found him? How sad she had probably thought there was a chance he was alive with the credit card activity

  • Anonymous

    Yeah, taking the money is whatever. I can see that.

    But not calling the police and sawing the fingers off a dead man is….. fucking insane.

  • Anonymous

    If you’re really that fucking desperate I can see taking the money and making a phone call as others have said on here. My problem is how could they possibly think using the credit cards of a dead man out in the middle of nowhere in an obvious crime scene a good idea? Sometimes I just want to smack people for being so unforgivably stupid.

  • “Wait until they’re out there freezing half to death. Anyone that goes
    and finds a dead body in the wilderness and sees a freakin’ wallet with
    some cash in it, they’re going to take it. I don’t care who you are,”
    Reeves said. ”I did what I had to do that night to survive.”

    I hate trash like this guy – he went above and beyond the fucking call of duty.If this had been a simple case of ” I’m starving,I’m fucking freezing my nuts off “,the guy would have helped himself to the money – and most likely the car – then made “THE” phone call soon as possible,but what did “Mr.Every man”,and his “Every Hoe” do ? – They sawed off the dead guys fingers to rob him of his murder weapon – now don’t get me wrong – I fucking hate people who kill kids – I know nothing else about Mr. William Ahrold,but I do know that he murdered a 9 year old – so “FUCK HIM TOO” – Jerod Reeves and Kimberly McCaffrey could have cut off his fucking head for all that I care,but they are still trash for not making THE call and letting THE Mom claim her son’s body sooner.Oh,and Jerod – if you ever happen to see this comment – “Fuck you,I wouldn’t have cut the child murdering Bastard’s fingers off to steal his gun,and “I” would have made a call to let someone know where the child’s body was – you no good Son Of A Bitch.”

  • When faced with the choice of living,or dying,feeding or not feeding their children,etc. people will do amazing things – however it appears to me that in this particular case what we have here is simply two low-life thieves who don’t give a rat’s ass about anyone but themselves – I wish both of them HAD in fact frozen to death right along side that child murdering 62 year old Bastard.

  • LeaveMeBe

    Nicholas Cage has sunk to new lows, not that he had far to go.

  • Anonymous

    That was my thought exactly!  Did they really think that they would get away with using the credit cards?  People are friggin’ idiots.

  • Anonymous
  • Anonymous

    “Wait until they’re out there freezing half to death. Anyone that goes and finds a dead body in the wilderness and sees a freakin’ wallet with some cash in it, they’re going to take it. I don’t care who you are,” Reeves said. ”I did what I had to do that night to survive.”

    There is an old Chinese proverb: A warm man never knows how a cold man feels.

    When the guy arrived they were both dead and it must have been a horrific sight. He and his companion were cold, hungry, in need of fuel, and broke. I really can understand the gas, and even the credit cards and cash, BUT then the sudden shift to WTF we went this far and they are not using the ipod anymore and then the gun requiring an amputation….. THEN the absolute callousness of not calling to report, even anonymously, to the police the crime scene knowing that persons who loved the now dead were still suffering with uncertainty (or did they care?)….I can almost understand everything, but that last point of allowing poor innocent people to live with uncertainty and bewilderment. I hate the fact that he only explains himself regarding property and not in the suffering that he allowed to continue. The family would have been and is no doubt in mourning, but the leaving them to linger with an unknown status of their loved ones is much, much worse.  Punishment for this would require human compassion-  the same compassion he is alluding to in the above statement.

  • I see it – but it’s a  s-t-r-e-a-c-h.

  • Anonymous

    I love that bit, so funny.

  • Will you guys please leave Nicholas Cage alone ? I happen to be a fan of his.

  • Anonymous

    What a couple of pos.Really? You needed the gun that bad. using stolen credit cards brilliant move.The only thing I love about this story is their greed got them caught that much quicker.

  • Anonymous

    Yeah. I’ve never been homeless, but I guess I’d probably have taken the cash in their position. The rest of it, though? No friggin’ way.

  • Anonymous

    An iPod is not necessary FOR SURVIVAL. She looks like a crackhead but at least she regrets what she did, not being caught.

    A PHONE CALL would’ve worked wonders for your early release JACKASS!

  • Anonymous

    And another thing, did they think it was walmart, time to go on a shopping spree.This guy is wrong to assume everyone would do what he did.I would be devistated over the dead little boy. 🙁

  • LeaveMeBe

    I used to be a huge fan of his but he has most indubitably begun the crash and burn.

  • Anonymous

    Guess there was no churches within 100 miles to give this dumb ass some gas and food money?
    He won’t have to worry for a while about a roof over his head.

  • Andy P

    They would have, had it not been for those meddling…. Wait…  Facebook posts!  LOL.  Ok, so maybe not this time but I’m always amazed at how people do dumb shit and post it to FB.  LOL

  • Anonymous

    Michael Franks – Popsicle Toes

  • Ghost Rider 2 is coming out – looks pretty good.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ebCawfEnSWU  

  • Anonymous

    Say it with me….W…T…F???

    Zero sympathy here for the dumbass “homeless and hungry” story.  They financed their little trip to Washington and had themselves a little party vacation.  Assholes.  That kid didn’t deserve what happened to him already, and then to be disrespected and violated like this after he’s dead…. man, that just pisses me off.

  • Anonymous

    Even if I just took the cash, I might be compelled to make an anonymous call to the authorities, because they obviously had people who cared about them that needed to know what happened.

  • Anonymous

    In this day and age any fool that would bother taking credit cards (which are extremely traceable) and using them just wants to go to jail.

  • Anonymous

    I was, for like 2 months. Couchsurfed or slept in my car. It was summer so it was doable. Pretty sure I wouldn’t have mutilated a dead body.

  • Anonymous

    Exactly. They could always take the money and then let some one know.

  • Evan Oswald

    they really couldn’t get the gun out of his had without saying the fingers off?  really??  fuuuuuuuccccckkkkkkkk