Owner of urn with cremated remains in Lincoln County found

Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office

The owner of an urn containing cremated ashes found in a wooded area north of Lincolnton has been located, the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office announced. 

The gold and black colored urn vase, along with a safe and a number of electronic and tool items, were stolen in a break-in at a home on October 22, 2019, deputies said. 

The items were stolen during the early morning hours while the homeowner was away from her Maiden-Salem Road residence. The home is near to the location where the urn was found in the 900 block of Lakeland Avenue.

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"The urn was returned to the owner Thursday afternoon (February 13) who was able to give a complete identification of the item," deputies said.