85-year-old woman reunites with soul mate's ashes

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SEATTLE —

An 85-year-old woman was reunited with her soul mate’s ashes after they were taken by a car prowler earlier in May, according to the Seattle Police Department.

 

Police found the cremated ashes after they pulled over two men in a stolen car in north Seattle on May 18.

 

After searching the vehicle, officers found stolen items, including the box of ashes.

 

According to police, the suspects refused to tell officers where they got the box, but one man said the box was stolen from a parked car in Magnolia. That man then gave the officers a description of the car.

 

Detectives with the Seattle Police Department contacted the funeral home listed on a tag on the box and get contact information for the owner of the box.

 

The information from the funeral home was out of date and detectives tracked down an obituary of the deceased man. A Seattle woman was listed as his next kin, police said.

 

When detectives attempted to contact the woman, they discovered she recently moved. The detectives headed to Magnolia even though they couldn’t obtain the woman’s new address.

 

From the description the suspect gave, detectives spotted the woman’s car and located her.

 

The woman told detectives someone recently broke into her car and stole the ashes of her “soul mate” of more than 20 years. She also told detectives she recently moved and did not report the theft.

 

Detectives returned the ashes to the woman.