Born of Osiris Guitarist’s Home Burglarized, Guitars and Guns Stolen


Born of Osiris are currently on tour and found themselves on the TV news a couple weeks back for the most innocent of reasons. Now they’re in the headlines again for a very unfortunate and scary incident: the home of guitarist Lee McKinney and his wife Jo has been burglarized.

The band announced on social media earlier today that intruders broke into the McKinney house last night, Monday, March 11th, and stole a TV, five guitars, four guns and a few other electronics. No one was home at the time, but the burglars left behind a knife. The band’s statement reads in full:

“Hey guys. Lee McKinney here. Last night on Monday, March 12 [sic], our house was burglarized. The intruder(s) had a knife that was left on the scene and that makes us feel like the intent was to potentially do more than walk out with material items. Stolen items include a TV, 5 guitars, 1 audio interface, 4 guns, 1 camera, and 1 amplifier. Pictures of the stolen guitars are attached. We have notified the local police. A full investigation is underway. This robbery feels like it was targeted for the studio for exactly the time we were on tour or at work, as we were not home. We’re hoping that by bringing this to public attention that anyone who sees one of these items on sale in any way could help us track down the person who did this. Material items are one thing, but justice against the person who came into our home with a weapon is of the utmost importance. Thank you for your time.

“Serial numbers for the missing instruments are:
Walnut LPM7 – 69540
Honey V6X – 132686
Monster O7X – 139438
Sea Foam VB5 – 139204

“-Lee & Jo McKinney”

Having one’s home burglarized is an incredibly violating feeling — above and beyond the value of the stolen goods — so we’re sending our best to Lee and Jo, who we sincerely hope are doing alright (not being together at the moment to rely on one another’s support must make it even more difficult). We wish them all the best in recovering the stolen items, too, which we’ve posted photos of below.

McKinney is getting ready to release his solo album, Infinite Mind, March 29th via Sumerian Records; stream a new track from it called “A Neverending Explosion.”

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