The new owners of a U-Store-It self-storage facility in Middleburg Heights, Ohio, discovered an urn in a back room that had been there for nearly a decade. The cremated remains of Val Torok, who died in 1996, have been returned to his daughter, Diane Christen, after some investigation by local police.
The father’s ashes were inadvertently placed in storage 10 years ago when the daughter and her husband lost their home to foreclosure. When they attempted to retrieve their possessions from the facility a year later, they were told their belongings had been mistakenly sold at auction. But the buyer returned the urn to the facility, where it has been in a back-room locker until last week.
Source: The Plain Dealer, Middleburg Heights police return man's ashes to his daughter after 10 years