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February 10, 2017

Ashes of 11 Year Old Boy Found in Woods

From a Ohio newspaper we learn the sad story of a young boy's ashes found in a wooded area still in the urn:

Richland County Sheriff's deputies have a mystery on their hands, as they look for the owner of a brass urn believed to contain the ashes of an 11-year-old child."

The name Casey Shaun is etched on the top of the urn, with a birth date of 1986, and date of death as 1998. Investigators are hoping to find relatives of this young boy

Read the full story which also contains a phone number you can call if you have information, on Urn with 11-year-old's ashes found in rural area

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grammakaarin said...

Followed the link, but the story was not on the page. Must have dropped off for more current stories.

Dorothy said...

So, what happened with this story? It first posted last Nov. and they were going to wait 6 weeks to open it....don't leave us hanging here!! I guess I should Google and see what else there is about it. I shared it without realizing the gap in the dates and someone who read it is angry about the urn being disturbed! I'd appreciate a reply :)

Lorine McGinnis Schulze said...

Grammakaarin the story is there. I just clicked on the link. Are you sure you didn't click on the image credit link by mistake? You have to click on the link for the story.

Dorothy sorry but I have no more info than what was in the story. I'm curious too!

Dana Leeds said...

(The link worked for me.) Hope they find the family!

Anonymous said...

If the urn hasn't been opened, how do they know the remains are human? Could be a beloved pet that loved to roam in the woods.

Fawn said...

I Googled it, but couldn't find anything other than the Nov. 21, 2016 articles. There is a private tree on ancestry that has a Casey Shawn, born 1986 in OH. I messaged the person to see if they knew anything about this, if he died in 1998 etc.

Lorine McGinnis Schulze said...

Fawn - good find. Please let us know if you get a response!