Missing cremated remains found on Panhandle beach

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By: Associated Press
July 13, 2017

Courtesy: CBS Atlanta

DESTIN, Fla. (AP) - Authorities and relatives are at a loss to explain how the cremated remains of a Georgia woman mysteriously washed up on a Florida beach.

The Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office said Wednesday that a box containing the ashes of a Georgia woman was found by a man walking the beach. The remains were in a bag that identified the ashes as those of Ngacloan Hua, who died in DeKalb County in April 2016.

Police contacted a funeral home identified on the bag and were able to reunite the ashes with Hua's sister. The sister told police that the box containing the ashes had disappeared in Georgia while the family was praying after Hua's death.

The sister had no idea how the ashes ended up along the Florida coast.