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Police: Unidentified human ashes found in Benton

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This article was published January 29, 2014 at 12:04 p.m.

Police are searching for clues after a box of unidentified human ashes was found on a residential street in Benton on Tuesday afternoon.

The Saline County coroner's office contacted the Benton Police Department about 4:55 p.m. after someone reported finding the box under a car on Carter Street, Lt. Kevin Russell said in a statement Wednesday.

Police attempted to contact the crematory that was named on the box, but employees there were "unable to provide any insight into the identity [of the remains] or possible family members," Russell said.

With little more information to go on, the department has turned to the public for answers.

"We are still trying to track down more information on the case, but we are asking for help in identifying the remains so they can be returned to the proper family member or guardian," Russell said.

Anyone with information about the possible identity of the remains or family members is urged to contact the Benton Police Department at (501) 778-1171 or 315-TIPS.

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GottaMakeIt says... January 29, 2014 at 3:54 p.m.

Perhaps Benton PD should release the location of the crematory. Someone with family or friends in that area might shed a light on the situation.

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Countymayor says... January 29, 2014 at 7:41 p.m.

Er, they don't have a coding system to identify the cremains? How would you know if you got back grandpa, or mrs. Marjorie in Bauxite? Are there no regulations any more?

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