Bond Set At $750K For Man Accused Of Stealing Baby's Ashes, Burglarizing Elmhurst Home

By WBBM Newsradio 780 AM & 105.9 FM

ELMHURST, Ill. (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- Bond was set at $750,000 for a man who allegedly broke into an Elmhurst home and stole, among other things, the ashes of a couple's late infant son. 

Glenn Addison, 66, of Harvey, Illinois, appeared in Du Page County bond court Dec. 21 to one count of burglary charge from Dec. 10, where he allegedly broke into a home on the 200 block of Melrose Avenue, according to the DuPage County State's Attorney's Office. 

Addison, who was arrested Dec. 18 at his home, is currently on parole for a 2014 burgluary, the state's attorney said.

Jim and Sue LaDeur lost several things in a home burglary on Dec. 10, and the one thing Jim LaDeur told WBBM they wanted back was the ashes of their infant son Billy, who died five years ago when he was only 10 days old.

Jim LaDeur said that he and his wife had planned to bury Billy's ashes with them when they died.

"He lives in our hearts. He's with our family," LaDeur said. "But...We have so little of our Billy. And this is what we have, to... take with us when we pass."

DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert B. Berlin said the allegation that Addison broke into his victims’ home and stole valuables, including a coin collection, is unacceptable and will be met with the full force of the law.

“To make matters worse however, it is alleged that Mr. Addison stole the couple’s only connection to their deceased son, an urn containing their son’s ashes, which if lost could never be replaced."

However, the family can rest easy now. At the hearing, Judge MacKay signed an order releasing the urn containing the baby’s ashes back to the family.