Man finds ashes in vacant west-side home

INDIANAPOLIS - Indianapolis police are trying to identify the owner of a west-side home after human ashes were found in a closet this week.

A man renovating the vacant home in the 5100 block of Bertha Street called officers with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department on Wednesday.

He told police he was going through the house when he discovered a box with an urn inside.

The man said he has not been able to figure out who the previous owner was, but police were able to determine the ashes were those of a woman.

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