Hey, Can Someone Come Claim This Box Of Human Ashes Already?

Police in one small Alabama town are perplexed.

And no, they weren’t asked to pick their favorite flavor of donut at the local Krispy Kreme.

They are confused because they have been unable to determine whose ashes were left on the side of a busy highway near the Florida line.

Yes that’s right. Human ashes.


Credit: Florala Police

According to the AP, the strange find was made by a power line crew in the small town of Florala, AL about a month ago.

“We took it out of the case to see if there was a name or business card or anything to go by, and of course there was nothing in it,” Florala Police Chief Sonny Bedsole chief told the AP.

Apparently at least four people have inquired with police about the box of human ashes but the case is still unsolved.


Credit: Florala Police

An folded American flag kept in a glass case was found near the box of ashes, causing some to believe a military connection.

Florala has less than 2,000 people living in it and is located on the far southern border of the state.

According to the AP, the remains were found close to U.S. 331, which is a busy road filled with people coming and going from the popular tourist destinations on the Florida Panhandle. So the remains could belong to someone who was just passing through the area.

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