Classmates search for friend's urn among ashes in Alpine
11:06 PM, Jul 10, 2018
11:28 PM, Jul 10, 2018
ALPINE, Calif. (KGTV) -- An Alpine family is dealing with unimaginable loss following the West Fire.
Dan and Mona Barnes lost their only child, Trevor, to suicide on January, 2018. Six months to the day, the West Fire destroyed their home on Pine View Road.
Tuesday evening, Trevor's friends returned to the burned lot to try to find some of his belongings.
"It's just unreal. I mean, coming over here, it's hard to even think that it was all here once, cause there's nothing left to remind you what it once was," said Brett Cozard.
Brett and Trevor were childhood best friends.
"We kind of just had this connection, like we were almost brothers," Cozard said. "We just like hung out everyday and then kept our bond until we were like 17-years-old."
Cozard and several other students from Granite Hills High School have been trying to find Trevor's parents some of their son's cherished belongings. Even though Trevor is gone, they still spent a lot of time at the family's home trying to heal.
"It was really nice to be able to come here because I mean, you could go into his room and just spend like time looking through his stuff and looking back on all the good times you had with him," said Cozard.
Trevor's bedroom was filled with his trophies, sports uniforms and other mementos.
"We were hoping we'd be able to find something, but we just couldn't find anything, it was all burned to pieces, " said Cozard.
They're hoping to find the urn containing their friend's ashes, but they've only found small pieces of the box it was in.
Trevor's death followed another tragedy at Granite Hills High. William Burton was killed in a car crash in December. He was a star football player. Trevor played baseball. The boys were close friends.
Tuesday night the teenagers were wearing shirts in honor of their friends. One shirt read, H.O.P.E which stands for "Hold on, pain ends."
Friends have set up a Gofundme to help Trevor's parents.