SFPD Asking for Help Finding Red Urn with Ashes of Dead Mother Inside

Police are asking for help finding a suspect and the red urn the suspect took from a home in San Francisco’s Potrero Hill neighborhood in February, police said.

Police said the suspect entered the home in the 1700 block of 20th Street and stole the urn and other items between the hours of 10:45 a.m. and 4:45 p.m. on Feb. 25.

The urn contains the ashes of the homeowner’s dead mother and the loss has been devastating to the daughter, according to police.

Anyone with information about the crime can call the Police Department’s anonymous tip line at (415) 575-4444 or to send a tip by text message to TIP411 with “SFPD” in the message.

Keith Burbank, Bay City News

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  • 47_Percenter

    I’ve seen this story posted several times, but still haven’t seen the red urn –is the illustration supposedly showing us the object that was stolen? Unfortunately, who ever nabbed it likely emptied it and would probably try to sell the “art glass” to a dealer, on the street themselves, or pawn it… Chances of retrieval seem slim. BUT — and I imagine the cops know this – there is a website for stolen art objects and this piece can be posted there so art dealers across the Bay Area would be notified. But again, the places where one could sell a hot piece of pottery or decorative glass are far too numerous. Best of luck to the family.