Human Ashes in Crematory Box Found under Car in Benton

BENTON, AR - Human ashes in a crematory box have been found under a car.

Police are asking for the public's help to find out how they ended up there.

The box was discovered by the owner of the vehicle shortly before 5 p.m. Tuesday in the area of Carter Street.  Carter St. is located between River St. and W. Ashley St. on the city's southwest side.

The crematory company listed on the box said it had no way to tell to whom it belonged. 

Police are investigating so that the remains can be returned to a family member or guardian.  

Anyone with information is urged to call the Benton Police Department at (501) 778-1171 or 315-TIPS.  Anonymous crime tips can be sent by text to CRIMES (274637) with the keyword BNPD in the body of the text.

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