ALAMEDA (CBS/AP) — Police have located what appears to be the last of the ashes of an Alameda man whose remains were inside urns stolen from a church just before his funeral.
Alameda police Lt. Sean Lynch said a groundskeeper discovered a box containing ashes on Friday outside the Alameda church that 74-year-old Marvin Kent Hockabout’s remains were stolen from.
Investigators believe the ashes are those of Hockabout although they are still awaiting confirmation.
A backpack with two urns containing Hockabout’s ashes was stolen from Christ Episcopal Church on March 5 just before his funeral service.
Police do not know if the thief was aware of what was in the backpack.
Some of the stolen ashes were recovered a few days after the theft.
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