Ashes found in container on bus in Western Australia

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A small white container of ashes has been found on a bus in Perth, sparking over a month-long mystery as police appeal for family members to claim the remains.

The packaged ashes were found on a bus in Rockingham, about 50km south west of Perth CBD, on February 24.

The lid of the container is inscribed with the dates “24th/4th/77 – 29th/4th/23”, suggesting the deceased person would have been 46 years old when they died last year.

The name “Ranga’’ has also been written in pink marker alongside a love heart.

Various other scribbles also appear on the container’s lid.

Rockingham police shared a post on X advising family members to come forward to collect their loved one’s remains.

“This container of ashes was left on a bus in Rockingham on 24/02/24,” they wrote in the post.

“Please attend Rockingham Police Station to claim.” has contacted Western Australia Police for comment.

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