North Battleford RCMP is asking for the public’s assistance in finding the owner of an urn that was found behind a business on the Highway 16 bypass in North Battleford.
On May 27, police were contacted by an individual who found the urn approximately a week earlier. The urn, which is now being kept safely at a funeral home, contains ashes.
Police officers have been working since late May to find the owner. They have spoken to the individual that found the urn, reviewed security footage from where it was found, checked police records for reports of lost urns, and contacted the manufacturer, but the owner is still unidentified.
“Police often get reports of lost items, but this is certainly unique,” says Sgt. Neil Tremblay of the North Battleford RCMP Detachment. “We would like very much to return this urn to whom it belongs.”
The urn does not have any inscription, but does have some unique features. North Battleford RCMP are not releasing a full description or photos so that when someone does come forward, they can describe the features and police can ensure it’s being returned to the right place.
Anyone with information about this investigation can call North Battleford RCMP at 306-446-1720.