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Ashes Stolen from Porch

Posted by Nina Whitehurst | Jan 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

The cremated remains of an Arizona woman's father were stolen off her porch, after the package containing them was left there by a postal worker.

Every December the major news outlets can be counted on to run three specific stories at least once.

The first one is that carriers are having problems delivering a high volume of packages during the Christmas season. The second story is that carriers are leaving packages at people's doors without knocking, even when the packages require signatures for delivery. The third inevitable story is that thieves are stealing the hastily delivered packages from people's porches.

These three stories have combined this year into a very unusual story reported by Fox News and titled "Ashes of woman's father stolen from front porch of Arizona home, reward offered."

A thief in Arizona stole a package that contained the cremated remains of an Arizona woman's father rather than a Christmas present. The package was left there by a postal worker, even though a signature was required.

The postal service is investigating the incident and has offered a $10,000 reward for information. The woman would just like the ashes back, so she can take them to her brother in California.

If this unusual story has any sort of lesson, it might be that it is not a good idea to ship a loved one's ashes at this time of year, if at all possible.

Reference: Fox News (Dec. 18, 2017) "Ashes of woman's father stolen from front porch of Arizona home, reward offered."

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Nina Whitehurst

Attorney at Law Nina has been practicing law for over 30 years in the areas of estate planning, real estate and business law She is currently licensed in Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Oregon and Tennessee. Her Martindale-Hubbell attorney rating is the highest achievable: 5 stars in peer...


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