(WICHITA, Kan.) — A downtown Wichita liquor store owner says he'll do anything to reunite lost ashes with the person they belong to.
Charlie Nguyen says someone left a baggie in his store along Central near Santa Fe two weeks ago. The baggie says "REMAINS OF Helen K. DaPron 10/05/1930 - 6/31/2010" - It also says "Grandma".
"I tried to watch the video in my store, but I couldn't find who left it here," said Nguyen.
Nguyen also put flyers around his store with "LOST AND FOUND: THIS IS THE REMAINS OF HELEN K DAPRON I FOUND HER ASHES ON MY COUNTER IN MY STORE IN A SMALL PLASTIC BAG." But still no one has come forward to claim the priceless item.
He called police to seek more help in locating the owner, but was concerned that the baggie would become "evidence" and be locked away.
"It has the word grandma," he said. "This is somebody's grandma. I cannot throw this one away."