Thief May Have Thought Human Ashes Were Drugs

Mass. woman says her mom's remains were stolen out of her Jeep
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Oct 13, 2016 2:14 PM CDT
Woman Fears Thief Boosted Mom's Ashes From Car
Hopefully she gets the ashes back.   (Getty Images)

A woman whose mother's ashes were stolen from her car fears an addict stole and ingested them thinking they were drugs, the AP reports. Carolyn Parker tells the Enterprise of Brockton, Mass., the ashes were in a plastic bag inside a small white box in her glove compartment. They were taken from her unlocked Jeep on Monday. She said the thief took only the ashes, leaving behind her expensive sunglasses, $20 in change, and a gold chain hanging from her rearview mirror. Her mother died in July at age 71. Parker had the ashes in her vehicle so she could spread them at her mother's favorite spots. She says it's "mortifying" to think that someone may have ingested the ashes. She's asking the thief to return them no questions asked. (More weird crimes stories.)

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