Police find stolen car, but not wife's ashes that were in trunk

Published On: May 23 2013 08:47:18 PM EDT   Updated On: May 23 2013 08:50:24 PM EDT

Jim Meilenner drove to Detroit from South Carolina this week for his mother-in-law's funeral.

He brought his wife's ashes with him to share with family members. However, his car was stolen with the ashes inside.

Story: Car stolen with woman's ashes inside

Police found the car on Thursday, but the ashes were gone.

The family hopes those ashes can be found and turned over to the Edward Swans Funeral Home in Madison Heights.


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