Missing some cremated remains? Perhaps a lost loved one that you thoughtfully kept in a “nondescript brown box” but somehow misplaced? If you are, you might be in luck - because apparently the King County Parks department has found some.
Here’s the press release from the King County Sheriff’s Office:
Near Kent- The King County Sheriff’s Office is looking for someone who is missing a box of cremated remains that were found in a park last week.
On July 22 around 2pm a King County Parks supervisor brought the box containing the remains into the police station and said that an employee had found them while mowing near Soos Creek Trail near SE 266th and 148 Ave SE.
The remains were found in a non-descript brown box that was in good condition and did not seem to have been exposed to the elements.
A tag inside the box stated the remains belonged to “Beatrice Elaine Park, age 82, date of death 5/18/04.” The crematory was Olympic Crematory Association in Centralia and the funeral home was American Burial and Cremation Services.
Police called the funeral home and found that the remains had been given to Beatrice’s husband Hugh Park after her death; however police learned that Hugh died in 2006.
If you have information regarding this case please call the King County Sheriff’s Office at 206-296-3311 and reference case number 13-174358.