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Woman Credits Social Media for Recovery of Stolen Remains

RICHMOND, Ind. (AP) _ An Indiana woman whose mother's remains were stolen from her vehicle is crediting social media for their safe return.
Sara Showalter tells the Palladium-Item that the remains were taken from a family vehicle on Wednesday night. Kathleen Hasson died Dec. 20, and Showalter says she feared her mother's ashes had been dumped in the trash.
She posted about the theft on Facebook and asked friends to spread the word in hopes of finding the remains. 
Showalter says she received a Facebook message from a woman who works at a local drugstore, asking her to call immediately. She learned that a man had shown up at the store with a box of remains he claimed had been delivered to his address by mistake.
Showalter retrieved the remains Monday afternoon.

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