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Peterborough County OPP look to return found cremated remains of Alabama man

Peterborough County OPP look to find family after cremated remains were found in a box in 2017. Global News

Ontario Provincial Police in Peterborough County continue efforts to locate family members of a man whose cremated remains were turned into the detachment five years ago.

According to OPP, a small box containing the ashes of a man identified as being from Alabama was turned into the Peterborough County detachment on June 25, 2017.

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The box was found inside a storage container located near Stoney Lake in Douro-Dummer Township, north of Peterborough.

Police say paperwork inside the box identifies the deceased as Samuel Wilson from Rainsville, Ala., with a birthdate of March 17, 1941.

“Investigators have been attempting to locate a family member with a connection to these remains and are now seeking the assistance of the public,” OPP stated Thursday.

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Anyone with information is asked to contact Const. Rich Nie of the Peterborough County OPP at 705-742-0401.

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