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Stolen remains returned to burglary victim

Sat., Dec. 11, 2010, 2:54 p.m.

The cremated remains of a man that were taken in a Tuesday burglary were returned to the man’s widow today.

The woman called Spokane police Tuesday to report the burglary. Today, a caller reported seeing several items in a Dumpster near the Wendy’s at 9100 N. Newport Highway. Police responded and identified the items, including the ashes, as stolen, according to a news release. Spokane Police Officer Jim Stewart called the burglary victim, who was able to reclaim her husband’s remains.

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