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Las Vegas Cremations is offering a $3,000 reward for the return of three sets of cremated remains that were stolen.
Four sisters of Alabama for his help after their father’s cremated remains were among a trio stolen from a post office in Nevada on Friday.
Las Vegas Cremations said an employee in the process of shipping three sets of remains for out-of-state loved ones from a post office about 2 hours, when they are taken.
An employee that fall out of the packages reported someone driving in a car, grabbed the green bags with boxes containing the remains, and then drove away.
“I believe that the person who has the cremated remains thought it was a Christmas package or something like that, not knowing the value of the cremated remains. They are really invaluable to the family that loss,” Las Vegas Cremations General Manager Philip Smith told FOX5.
One of the sets of the remains were shipped to Alabama, where a memorial service was held on Saturday, the 77-year-old Joel Pugatch. His four daughters told WBRC they were informed about the stolen remains right for the service was due to start.
The cremated remains are in white boxes with the red “Priority Mail” letters and black stickers on them that read “Cremated Remains.” The boxes were carried out in the green bags at the time they were stolen.
“Our father died in Las Vegas on the 23rd of November and we hoped for the remains of the past week or so,” Deborah Pugatch told WBRC. “We knew that they would be delivered about the last few days, and then get this call, it is terrible.”
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The sisters hope that the person that the stolen packages realizes their sentimental value for the families.
“This is not a replaceable item,” Rachel Storey told WBRC. “There is nothing to replace him and we want him back. We have already lost him. Let’s not lose him, the small bit that we’ve had.”
The remains were stolen on Friday as they would be taken to be shipped from a post office in Las Vegas.
Las Vegas Cremation, said the cremated remains are in white boxes with the red “Priority Mail” letters and black stickers on them, stating “Cremated Remains.” The boxes were carried out in the green bags at the time they were stolen.
In addition to the remuneration, the company is also the question of the person who the remains to a funeral director, anonymous, promising no questions asked.
Anyone with information about the stolen remains to contact Las Vegas Cremations at (870) 255-1878 or (702) 462-9950.