Man dressed in drag breaks into Edmonds home, steals ashes

EDMONDS, Wash. -- An Edmonds man is trying to identify the burglar who broke into his home dressed as a woman and stole his father's ashes.

William Crockett said a surveillance camera in his bedroom captured video of a man creeping inside his bedroom while he was at work on Tuesday morning. The burglar was wearing a woman's dress, Crockett said.

The burglar snatched a tablet computer and a chest that Crockett and his family used to hold their dad's ashes, Crockett said. Crockett's father died while cleaning up the damage at his home in New York in the days following Hurricane Sandy in 2012, he added.

"Who takes somebody's ashes? Who?" Crockett asked. "Whether you're religious or not, that's like the one thing intime that nobody does."

Crockett said the chest was part of his dad's collection of Davey Crockett memorabilia. Crockett claims he and his family are direct descendents of the famous frontiersman's brother.

Crockett thinks he knows who the burglar was, but he's more concerned with getting his dad's ashes back.

"If I'm in the house and I see you walking up, that's okay. Drop it off, I'll stay inside, and leave," Crockett said. "If you bring the ashes back, that's what I would love the most."

Contact the Snohomish County Sheriff's Office if you have any information about what happened.