LA MIRADA — A car that was stolen earlier this week while containing the cremated remains of the owner’s mother has been recovered, along with the ashes, authorities said.
A woman reported Thursday afternoon that her 2005 Ford Taurus had been stolen from the parking lot Stater Bros., 12800 La Mirada Blvd., Los Angeles County sheriff’s Lt. Pat Valdez said.
The woman was an Oregon resident whose mother, a resident of South Whittier, passed away several months ago, officials said. The woman was preparing to bring the remains back to Oregon when her car was stolen.
Two sisters of the car’s owner were driving through town about 11 a.m. Saturday when they spotted the car abandoned along Imperial Highway, east of La Mirada Boulevard, not far from where it was taken, Sgt. Grady Miles said.
“Fortunately, it wasn’t too long of an ordeal for them,” he added.
The car was undamaged, Miles said, and the family was relieved to have the remains returned.