Cookie Cremains: Student May Have Handed Out Cookies Made With Her Grandparent's Ashes

Police believe that students at DaVinci High School may have consumed cookies that included the ashes of one of the student's grandparents.

October 17, 2018

Sugar cookie [Wikimedia Commons]

Sugar cookie [Wikimedia Commons]

By: Catherine Townsend

DAVIS, CA — California police are investigating the possibility that a high school student made cookies mixed with human remains and gave them to classmates to eat.

Several students at DaVinci High School told police that they consumed cookies that may have included the ashes of one of the student's grandparents.

Police say the cookies in question were sugar cookies that the student brought to campus and handed out to at least nine students, according to CBS Sacramento.

According to the Los Angeles Times, at least some of the students who ate the cookies were aware of their unusual ingredient. One student who discussed eating the cookies is Andy Knox, who claimed that the cookie didn't have a strange taste, but “if you ever ate sand as a kid, you know, you can kind of feel it crunching in between your teeth. So, there was a little tiny bit of that.”

Davis Police Lieutenant Paul Doroshov told the news station that for him, the case “is a weird one."

Police have reportedly received information that two female students were involved the plan to distribute the treats.

The Davis Joint Union School District issued a statement. It read in part:

"This case has been particularly challenging and we have responded appropriately and in the most respectful and dignified way possible.”

Both the school district and police have pointed out that this is an ongoing investigation.

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