Mom’s remains go missing after being mailed to wrong address

Posted 30 days ago

From WWW.KENTUCKY.COM

JACKSONVILLE, Fla.

A Kentucky woman is sending out what she calls an “urgent plea” after a box containing her mother’s cremated remains went missing after she mailed it to her sister in Florida.

On Sept. 9., Amy Redford of La Grange, Kentucky, sent the box via the U.S. Postal Service to what she thought was her sister’s address in Jacksonville, The Florida Times-Union reported. The box, which bore a bright red label saying, “CREMATED REMAINS,” was delivered the next day.

But her sister had moved, and Redford didn’t know.

Redford has talked to postal inspectors and the apartment manager to piece together a timeline.

The tenant took the box when the mail carrier knocked on the door, but seemed in a hurry because she was taking an online test, Redford told the newspaper. When the woman realized the box wasn’t for her, she put it outside so the mail carrier could take it. Now it’s missing....(Read more)