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A plea for her mother's ashes

A woman victimized by a break and enter is appealing to the public for the return of her mother's ashes.

On Monday at approximately 5:00 p.m. Vernon RCMP responded to a report of a residential break & enter in the 1400 block of Copper Mountain Court.

“The break and enter to the residence occurred sometime during the daytime hours while the homeowners were away. Entry was gained to the residence through the rear patio door,” said RCMP Cpl. Gerry Kovacs.

He said the suspect/s got away with a significant amount of electronic items, cash and jewellery during the break & enter.

But what has hurt the family the most was the theft of a Royal Blue Velour bag from the basement.

“It contained the ashes of the victim’s mother. Inside the blue velour bag was a box which contained the name of the deceased. Attached to the Blue Velour bag was a smaller mesh bag which contained a wedding ring and band,” explained Kovacs.

The victim is now asking the person who stole the ashes to please return them by placing them in a public place with a note so they could be reunited with the owner.

The investigation into the break & enter is continuing with the assistance of the Forensic Identification Section.

RCMP is asking anyone with information about this crime to contact Vernon RCMP at 250-545-7171 or call Crime Stoppers.  

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