Police look to identify owner of urn abandoned in front of North Phoenix business

PHOENIX - Phoenix police are trying to identify the owner of an urn containing cremated remains that was left outside a business last Saturday.

Sgt. Tommy Thompson said a vehicle pulled up to the gate of a business near Tatum Boulevard and Bell Road around 1:30 p.m. and a person got out, placing what is believed to be a sealed funeral urn in the grass and then drove away.

The identity of the person in the car is unknown.

Thompson said it is unknown whose remains are in the urn or who the person responsible for its care may be as the name and identifying numbers on the urn have been obliterated.

The only identifying marks remaining are from Palm Mortuary in Las Vegas.

Police believe the car may have been a purple or blue PT Cruiser and possibly a convertible.

Investigators are hoping to identify who the urn belongs to so it can be returned to the owner.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the Phoenix Police Department at 602-262-6151 or Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS or 480-TESTIGO for Spanish.

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