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Urn stolen during car break-in spree recovered

Published On: Sep 16 2012 09:20:01 PM CDT   Updated On: Sep 17 2012 12:01:36 PM CDT

Man Discovers Urn In Trash Dumpster


Colorado Springs police have confirmed that an urn stolen from a car Saturday morning has been found.

KRDO Newschannel 13 alerted police to the location of the urn after a call was placed to our newsroom saying that the urn had been found in a dumpster at the Timbers Apartments on Sunday. That apartment complex is on Airport road.

The man who found the urn said he discovered a backpack in the dumpster early Sunday morning.  He grabbed the backpack and didn't look inside until he was in a friends car.  

"Why they were carrying an urn inside a backpack is beyond me.  Just glad they're going to get it back," said the man who wished to hide his identity.

The man handed over the backpack to police around 6 p.m. on Sunday.

Police said the victim identified the urn and it was returned.

The victim, Wendy Witte, told KMGH in Denver she recently moved to Colorado Springs and takes the urn everywhere.  "I feel he's with me and I don't want to let him go yet," she said.

She also told KMGH that the urn contains the ashes of her 2-year-old son who was murdered in 1997.

A total of 11 police reports were filed during the rash of car break-ins on the southeast side of the city.

Police said two suspects are wanted in connection with the break-ins. The first is a white man in his early twenties. That suspect is believed to be five-foot, seven-inches tall with large, black mohawk that has red tips. Both arms are full of tattoos according to police.

The second suspect was seen wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and is described as stocky. Witnesses told police he's a little taller than his partner.

The pair were last seen in a white Dodge Ram or Dakota truck with an unknown license plate.


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