Sheriff's Office reunites family with cremated remains found near Kent | Update

The King County Sheriff’s Office has reunited family members with the cremated remains found in a box at a park near Kent.

"Thanks to the media's help in getting the information out about the cremated remains that were found near Kent, we have been contacted by the daughter of the deceased and will reunite her with the remains later this week," said Sgt. Cindi West, spokeswoman for the Sheriff's Office, in an email.

West sent out a media release Tuesday in an effort to find someone who is missing a box of cremated remains that were found last week near the Soos Creek Trail in unincorporated Kent. The daughter contacted the Sheriff's Office later Tuesday.

A King County Parks Department supervisor said a parks employee found the box containing the remains on July 22 while mowing near the Soos Creek Trail near Southeast 266th Street and 148th Avenue Southeast. The supervisor turned the remains over to the Sheriff's Office.

The remains were found in a nondescript brown box that was in good condition and did not seem to have been exposed to the elements.

A tag inside the box stated the remains belonged to “Beatrice Elaine Park, age 82, date of death 5/18/04.”  The crematory was Olympic Crematory Association in Centralia and the funeral home was American Burial and Cremation Services.

Police called the funeral home and found that the remains had been given to Beatrice’s husband Hugh Park after her death. But police learned that Hugh  Park died in 2006.

West said she did not know which media site the daughter saw the story.

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