Peaches Geldof’s Home Broken Into After DeathBy: Lindsay McCane - May 13, 2014
Peaches Geldof shared a home with her rocker husband Thomas Cohen and her two children Astala, two, and Phaedra, one, at her Wrotham, Kent property.
Since her death on April 7, their home has been burglarized twice. The first theft took place less than a week after Cohen found his wife’s body. The only thing reported stolen then was a red lawn mower.
The house has been unoccupied since the tragic discovery, as Cohen says he cannot face staying there, making it an easy target for thieves. The second incident occurred on Friday, May 9, when police interjected a break-in and prevented anything from being stolen from the grounds; however CCTV equipment was damaged.
“Police are investigating a burglary at an address in Fairseat Lane, Wrotham, on 9 May,” a spokesperson for the Kent police department said in a statement. “Officers were at the address within five minutes and no personal items are believed to have been stolen. Additionally, in mid-April a lawnmower was reported to have been taken from the grounds.”
Sources say that Tom plans on selling the five-bedroom, million-pound, home to move closer to his parent’s home in south east London.
Peaches’ death was originally described as “unexplained and sudden,” but after reviewing autopsy results, it was determined that she had heroin in her system.
“It was obvious to him that she was deceased. She was located on the edge of a bed with one leg hanging down to the floor with the other leg tucked underneath her; she was slumped forward across the bed,” Detective Chief Inspector Paul Fotheringham said at the time. “Thomas called for his mother and they quickly located Phaedra and called the emergency services.” While the heroin is being considered to have played a part in her death, authorities said they did not find any drugs or drug paraphernalia at the scene.
Peaches’ father Bob Geldof issued a statement shortly after her death. “Peaches has died. We are beyond pain. She was the wildest, funniest, cleverest, wittiest and the most bonkers of all of us,” he said. “Writing “was” destroys me afresh. What a beautiful child. How is this possible that we will not see her again? How is that bearable? We loved her and will cherish her forever. How sad that sentence is. Tom and her sons Astala and Phaedra will always belong in our family, fractured so often, but never broken.”
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