Published: April 14, 2013
A man on Warrior Drive found new meaning to the phrase “spreading ashes” after an unnamed couple left the cremated remains of an individual on his lawn.
Around 1 a.m. Saturday, April 6, the complaitant saw a small four-door car parked in front of his house. He said both passenger doors were open. A white female in her 20s “was bent over the backseat. He stated that he also noticed a black box and plastic bag in his front yard, which had not been there” earlier, Murfreesboro Police Officer Daniel Parkhurst reported.
The woman then got back in the car and left the scene.
“The complaisant stated that he went outside to see what he believed they had left in his front yard and discovered a black box bearing a ‘Kilgore Funeral Home’ label ... and a medium-sized plastic bag containing ashes,” Parkhurst reported, adding the box did have a name printed on it.
Parkhurst called the funeral home and informed the director of the funeral home, which is located in Tullahoma, Tenn., that the next of kin needed to be notified.
Parkhurst then transported the remains to MTMC where they were stored “until proper arrangements could be made.”