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Friday, April 12, 2019

Airport Police Looking for Traveler Who Left Cremated Human Remains at TSA Checkpoint in Alaska

UrnA passenger that went through the Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport in August of 2018 appears to have forgotten an important piece of luggage. After earlier attempts to find the traveler failed, TSA have now reached how for the assistance of the public to return the cremated human remains that were left behind.

“There is no name or identifying marks on the ashes,” the department wrote on Facebook. “We believe the traveler left the TSA Screening Checkpoint with a urn, box, or bag, without realizing the ashes were still at the Screening Point.” The ashes are in a Ziploc bag and have remained in the lost-and-found for the past 6 months. The airport also reached out to local funeral homes and crematoriums but did not find any leads.

"Share it as much as possible,” urged Sgt. Dan Juarez of the airport police. “Even if you think you're sure that you have an urn and there's ashes in it, and you've traveled through the airport, just check.”

See Michael Bartiromo, Airport Police Looking for Traveler Who Left Cremated Human Remains at TSA Checkpoint in Alaska, Fox News, April 11, 2019.

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