In a case that has shocked the city of Denver, two men are accused of loading the body of their deceased friend into a car and taking him bar-hopping before cleaning $400 out of his bank account. They have been charged with abusing a corpse, identity theft and criminal impersonation.
According to a family member of the deceased, one of the two men came home to find Jeffrey Jarrett, with whom he had been living, dead of undetermined causes.
Instead of calling for help, Robert Young called his friend Mark Rubinson. Together, they put the body in the back seat of Rubinson’s SUV and went to two bars, where they paid for drinks with Jarrett’s ATM card, before returning his body to the house.
They then continued on to a Mexican restaurant and a strip club before withdrawing another $400 on Jarrett’s card. It was only after that, at 4:00 AM, that they flagged down a police car and reported the death.
“I’m horrified,” a family member told CBS Denver. “I’m absolutely — I can’t even put into words. I can’t imagine anybody thinking that maybe their friend’s in trouble, not calling nine-one-one. … It’s just something that we really are having trouble coming to terms with.”
This video is from CBS News in Denver, September 16, 2011.