Jerod Reeves admits to sawing fingers off dead shooter in murder-suicide to get gun

Categories: Colorado Crimes

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The murder-suicide of William Ahrold and his nine-year-old son, Jackson, was undeniably horrific.

But Jerod Reeves and Kimberly McCaffrey added to the awful scene in a grisly way, by sawing off Ahrold's fingers in order to make off with the gun still frozen in his grasp. And this isn't speculation. Reeves admits to the act.

The shocking story comes courtesy of 9News, which conducted a jailhouse interview with Reeves and McCaffrey. See it below.

At this point, Grand County authorities still don't know why Ahnold, age 62, shot Jackson and then took his own life, probably around December 9, after they were reported missing. But when officers discovered the corpses in a white van on December 17, they didn't locate the murder weapon -- although they found where Ahnold had held it, back when all of his fingers were still attached to his hand.

It didn't take long for the law to zero in on Reeves and McCaffrey. According to the Denver Post, Reeves and McCaffrey could be seen in surveillance footage using Ahnold's credit card, which they also took from the crime scene. The vehicle they'd been driving was abandoned in Cheyenne, Wyoming.

Shortly thereafter, the pair were found -- in Washington state. They were transported back to Grand County, and following a court hearing on Monday (another's scheduled for Thursday), they sat down with 9News reporter Kevin Torres to tell their tale.

According to Reeves, he and McCaffrey were homeless, cold and driving a vehicle that was practically gas-free when they stumbled upon the bodies. It didn't take them long to spot a wallet -- and Reeves doesn't sound remorseful about snagging it.

"Wait until they're out there freezing half to death," he tells Torres. "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."

Maybe -- but the typical person in that situation probably wouldn't go to such extremes to grab a gun, despite a weapon's resale value. How'd Reeves get it free? With a hacksaw, he says, adding, "That was pretty crazy."

Mmmm-hmmm. Look below to see the booking photos of Reeves and McCaffrey, followed by the aforementioned 9News report.

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Jerod Reeves.

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Kimberly McCaffrey.

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Dunnski
Dunnski

This is only the beginning of the desparate acts homeless americans will be charged with doing, it will get worse. when society turns thier back on you; your human animal comes out and keeps you alive, no human animal gives a shit about decentcy laws, its all about survival and the "right now" oportunities to make it to shelter or a find a meal.

Rus
Rus

Nicolas Cage?

Starspringsf
Starspringsf

nothing like a selfish homeless drifter to make a bad situation worse and then justify it. If they were doing it just to survive, why steal his credit card and then drive 3 states away? "that was pretty crazy." yeah, you nut bag. hey, here's a wild idea...how about calling the cops so someone who might have been worried about the boy could find his body? Nah, lets saw this dudes fingers off so we can go joy ride with this here gun and lemme have that credit card too...whoo! lets party! they both look like obvious lunatics.

Put these people back out in the snow and let them freeze to death so some jerk can come and cut them to pieces to make a few quick bucks. evil...and no jerkwad, I wouldn't have done what you did to survive, because your survival didn't depend on ripping off some dead people by sawing their fingers off. No one is buying your bullshit story. Have fun in jail.

kat
kat

And people wonder why I question the existence of humanity in the world.

I would like to think that any rational person (regardless of their living situation), upon finding such a scene, would contact the police - especially since there was a 9-year old boy involved.  Instead, these pieces of filth tries to justify their actions by blaming their lot in life.  Honestly, if you don't like your lot in life, then either change your lot or change your life.

The ending to this story:  the Universe has its own version of karma, and that involves a very small room and a roommate named "Tiny".

Powersjohnson
Powersjohnson

I agree it's disgusting that we live in a world with these people and where do they come from and how do we rid ourselves of the

Thick McRunfast
Thick McRunfast

who gives a crap? The guy freaking murdered his kid... and you're mad at the people who took the murderers wallet? Or is it that they disrespected the murderers corpse? He should have cut off his frozen head and pissed down his throat while he was at it.

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