Woman reuniting with father’s ashes after car break-in

A stolen urn from a car break-in in Vero Beach was found in Englewood, Florida.
A stolen urn from a car break-in in Vero Beach was found in Englewood, Florida.

VERO BEACH – A woman seeking the return of her father’s ashes and urn had her wish come true this weekend. The woman’s car was broken into last June at Turtle Trail Beach where thieves stole her purse and her father’s ashes.

Sebastian Daily received a call last Friday from a man who said he found the urn at a beach in Englewood, Florida. The man said he searched the Internet and found our news story about someone breaking into Malorie Beth’s car in Vero Beach.

“I saw the news story about the stolen ashes and knew it had to be the same urn,” the man told Sebastian Daily. A few minutes later, we reached out to Beth and showed her a picture of the urn that the man in Englewood sent us.

“Thank you so much I can’t believe it … I’m crying so hard. I am so excited,” Beth told Sebastian Daily. “I lost him almost right after he passed away so I am so glad he was found.”

Beth and the man are working out details on how the urn will be returned.

Thieves broke into the woman's car, stealing her purse and urn in Vero Beach.
Thieves broke into the woman’s car, stealing her purse and urn in Vero Beach.

In June, Beth parked her car on Turtle Trail Beach Access and returned about an hour later to find her car window smashed. She then realized her purse, and the urn were stolen.

“My dad just passed recently, and that’s all I have left of him,” Beth explained at the time. “That urn means everything to me.”

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About Andy Hodges
Andy Hodges grew up in Jupiter, Florida where he began his career in radio and TV broadcasting for over 12 years. He would make a career change to computer programming. Andy spent seven years working for tech companies in Atlanta before moving to Indian River County in 2002. He returned to the news sector in 2005 as a writer. Andy joined Sebastian Daily in 2016 as our editor in chief.