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Authorities seek owner of stolen urns

Burglary victim's belongings found, but detectives can't find her


by: WASHINGTON COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - Detectives are trying to locate a woman who reported three keepsake urns stolen earlier this year.Washington County detectives are still trying to piece together a mystery involving three keepsake urns stolen from a home in either Lake Oswego, Tigard or West Linn earlier this year.

According to information from the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, detectives are working a recent burglary case in reverse — trying to track down a woman who reported the items stolen and then moved, likely to a different country.

The woman sold her home in May or June and had hired someone to haul away unwanted items. According to the sheriff’s office, the man she hired instead rifled through her belongings, took some and left in a truck; among the items were three urns holding the woman’s parents’ remains, which she reportedly planned to return to her homeland. She then moved, possibly to Japan, the sheriff’s office said.

The urns were recovered in August. The sheriff’s office did not disclose how the urns turned up or whether a burglary suspect was arrested.

“We have the urns and would like to return them to the woman, but we need the public to help us identify her,” a news release stated.

Anyone with information is asked to call detectives at 503-846-2500.



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