Police search for owner of found urn containing ashes

Blackfalds RCMP locate abandoned items in Red Deer County

  • May. 8, 2017 3:42 p.m.

Blackfalds RCMP are requesting the public’s assistance with identifying the owner of property abandoned near RR 283 and Township Road 375a in Red Deer County.

On May 7th, police were contacted by a citizen regarding abandoned items in the area. The citizen told police that on closer examination of the items an urn, with cremated ashes, was found amongst the property. Police retrieved the urn but no identifying marks were found to assist with determining who it belongs to.

Other items left in the area included a washer/ dryer and articles of clothing.

Investigators are asking anyone who may have information regarding this occurrence to contact Blackfalds RCMP at 403-885-3300. Those wishing to remain anonymous can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), or at

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