More Remains Returned to Local Family

By Lori Preuitt
|  Tuesday, Apr 26, 2011  |  Updated 11:20 AM PDT
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More Remains Returned to Local Family

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NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 20: Funeral director Peter DeLuca, owner of Greenwich Village Funeral Home, holds a cremation urn in the showroom of his funeral parlor on November 20, 2008 in New York City. New technologies, such as flat screen televisions for video memorials, ornate and even sports-team themed cremation urns are also slowly being introduced at funeral homes. Despite the currently languishing economy, the funeral home world is readying for an upswing nationally, as the recession-resistant business prepares for an expected rise in death rates as baby boomers start to reach old age in the coming decade. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Peter DeLuca

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The case of the missing ashes in Alameda is still a mystery, but the family involved is now whole.

Alameda police announced this week that the box with the remaining ashes of Marvin Hockabout was found on the grounds of the church where they disappeared in early March.

The remains were inside two boxes in a backpack that was taken during a memorial service for Hockabout on March 5 at Christ Episcopal Church in Alameda.

Someone found one of the boxes that week, but the second box was not found until last Friday. It was discovered in some Ivy near the main entrance to the church.

Police returned everything to Hockabout's family. His widow can now continue what she described as a pilgrimage to several places around the world to scatter the remains.

Police have no suspects in the case.

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