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Stolen car with woman's ashes found in La Mirada

A stolen car containing a woman's ashes was recovered along Imperial Highway in La Mirada on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012.

January 14, 2012 12:00:00 AM PST
A stolen car containing a woman's ashes was recovered on Saturday on Imperial Highway in La Mirada.

The green four-door 2005 Ford Taurus was stolen Thursday from a Stater Bros. parking lot at about 6 p.m. The car's owner had met with her sisters to decide what to do with their mother's ashes, which were encased in a box in the back seat.

Saturday at about 11 a.m., the sisters were driving down Imperial Highway when they saw their car parked in a lot of a medical plaza. They flagged down a deputy and reported the discovery.

The box with their mother's ashes was inside the trunk of the car.

Mary, a mother of five and a grandmother, died of cancer last August. More than anything, Mary's daughters said they just wanted their mother's ashes back.

No arrests were made, and no suspect descriptions were released.