Cremated remains found in Kent park

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KING5.com

Posted on July 30, 2013 at 5:00 PM

Updated Tuesday, Jul 30 at 9:29 PM

UPDATE: The King County Sheriff's Office now tells KING 5 that the ashes have been reunited with a family member. The daughter of Beatrice Park stepped forward after the information became public. She will be reunited with the remains later this week.

[The following is the original press release from the King County Sheriff's Office on Tuesday afternoon.]

The King County Sheriff's Office is looking for someone who is missing a box of cremated remains that were found in a park last week.

On July 22 around 2pm a King County Parks supervisor brought the box containing the remains into the police station and said that an employee had found them while mowing near Soos Creek Trail near SE 266th and 148 Ave SE.

The remains were found in a non-descript brown box that was in good condition and did not seem to have been exposed to the elements.

A tag inside the box stated the remains belonged to "Beatrice Elaine Park, age 82, date of death 5/18/04."  The crematory was Olympic Crematory Association in Centralia and the funeral home was American Burial and Cremation Services.

Police called the funeral home and found that the remains had been given to Beatrice's husband Hugh Park after her death; however police learned that Hugh died in 2006.

If you have information regarding this case please call the King County Sheriff's Office at 206-296-3311 and reference case number 13-174358.

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