Cremated human remains found in Pa. mailbox
Associated Press

POTTSTOWN, Pa. ā€” Cremated human remains were found in a package placed in a mail collection box, police said.

“In my 19 years of police work, never has something like this occurred,” Pottstown police Capt. F. Richard Drumheller said Tuesday.

The letter carrier found the package wrapped haphazardly in a plastic bag, with no mailing address or return address, and notified police. A police dog did not detect any explosives, so officers opened it and found a box with a metal plate with the deceased person’s name on it and the years “1957-2000.”

Police asked that the person’s name not be released until relatives are found.