At first, her mourning took the form of carrying around her husband's cremated ashes wherever they went, including the grocery store, movie theaters and restaurants, the Daily Mail reported.
Things soon went slightly more extreme one day when some of the ashes spilled onto her hand.
"I didn't want to wipe them off because that's my husband and I don't want to wipe him away," she said. "So I just licked it off my finger."
Since then, she has been unable to stop, and estimates she has eaten at least a pound of ashes thus far, with about five more remaining. Despite the cremains having a taste that Casie describes as "rotten eggs, sand, and sandpaper," she has developed a taste for the death dust.
Although many people would find Casie's addiction shocking -- including her in-laws, who don't know she's slowly licking her husband away -- the real danger isn't becoming a social pariah, it's that the ashes also contain chemicals that have been known to induce psychosis when ingested.