West Virginia University Police found an urn on campus that they believe contains human remains. They are now asking for the public's help to return it to its rightful place.
A facilities employee found the urn in a wooded area off of Outlook Street recently. According to a press release, the police believe the urn was exposed to the elements for an extended period of time.
Police have worked with law enforcement agencies and local funeral homes to try and identify the urn, but have not been successful.
A Morgantown woman reported her husband's ashes stolen during a series of break-ins during April and May of 2012, but the family was contacted and the urn that was recovered did not match the description of the urn that was stolen.
The recovered urn also does not match the description of remains stolen from a man's vehicle in Fairmont around Christmas.
"Based on what we know, we do not believe the cases are related," Capt. Phil Scott of the WVU Police said in an email.
Anyone who may have information is asked to contact Capt. Scott at 304-293-3136.