Urn similar to the one containing ashes. (San Francisco Police Dept.)

Burglary Victim Left Distraught After Urn Containing Mother’s Ashes Stolen In San Francisco Burglary

Police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating an urn that was stolen during a residential burglary in San Francisco’s Potrero Hill neighborhood in February.


Earl Johnson III looking at the urn holding his father's ashes. (CBS)

Bay Area Man Reunited With Dad’s Urn, 8 Years After It Goes Missing

A Bay Area man is finally able to lay his dad to rest. He was able to recover the urn containing his father’s ashes, eight years after it went missing.



Antioch Mother Pleads For Return Of Baby’s Stolen Ashes

An Antioch woman whose home was robbed is pleading with the thieves to return just one item: a silver urn that contains her baby’s ashes.


church, Urn, funeral, ashes, remains, Christ Episcopal Church

Last Of Ashes Stolen From Alameda Church Recovered

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.

CBS San Francisco–04/26/2011

church, Urn, funeral, ashes, remains, Christ Episcopal Church

Cremated Remains Stolen From Alameda Church Partially Recovered

Police have recovered some of the cremated remains of a man that had been stolen from an Alameda church over the weekend, police said.


church, Urn, funeral, ashes, remains, Christ Episcopal Church

Urns Containing Man’s Remains Stolen From Alameda Church

A widow arranging a memorial service for her deceased husband is without his ashes after a thief entered an East Bay church and stole a backpack containing the remains.

CBS San Francisco–03/07/2011

Gonzales Mausoleum at Oakmont Memorial Park (Photo from Claycord.com)

Human Ashes Stolen From Lafayette Mausoleum

Thieves broke into a mausoleum in a Lafayette cemetery on Sunday and stole an urn containing human remains, Contra Costa County sheriff’s spokesman Jimmy Lee said.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–01/18/2011