WVU Police Find Urn Containing Possible Human Remains - WBOY.com: Clarksburg, Morgantown: News, Sports, Weather

WVU Police Find Urn Containing Possible Human Remains

Posted: Updated:
  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Morgantown Battles Underage and High Risk Drinking

    Morgantown Battles Underage and High Risk Drinking

    Thursday, April 17 2014 11:56 AM EDT2014-04-17 15:56:27 GMT
    WVU and the City of Morgantown, paired up to host a discussion April 16 on underage and high risk drinking. The discussion was meant to discuss the problems at hand, and talk about possible solutions.
    WVU and the City of Morgantown, paired up to host a discussion April 16 on underage and high risk drinking. The discussion was meant to discuss the problems at hand, and talk about possible solutions.
  • WVU Public Relation Students Help A Local Non-Profit

    WVU Public Relation Students Help A Local Non-Profit

    Thursday, April 17 2014 11:54 AM EDT2014-04-17 15:54:27 GMT
    The Nine students working on this project for their public relations campaigns course, have completely re-branded the non-profit, by creating a sufficient mission statement, new name, and social media
    The Nine students working on this project for their public relations campaigns course, have completely re-branded the non-profit, by creating a sufficient mission statement, new name, and social media
  • WVU Nursing Works to Educate Christian Help Clients on Healthy Eating

    WVU Nursing Works to Educate Christian Help Clients on Healthy Eating

    Thursday, April 17 2014 11:43 AM EDT2014-04-17 15:43:41 GMT
    Eating healthy on a tight budget doesn't have to be a struggle. WVU Nursing students have been teaching Christian Help clients how to eat healthy using items found in Christian Help's food pantry. Students
    Eating healthy on a tight budget doesn't have to be a struggle. WVU Nursing students have been teaching Christian Help clients how to eat healthy using items found in Christian Help's food pantry. Students

West Virginia University Police found an urn on campus that they believe contains human remains. They are now asking for the public's help to return it to its rightful place.

A facilities employee found the urn in a wooded area off of Outlook Street recently. According to a press release, the police believe the urn was exposed to the elements for an extended period of time.

Police have worked with law enforcement agencies and local funeral homes to try and identify the urn, but have not been successful.

A Morgantown woman reported her husband's ashes stolen during a series of break-ins during April and May of 2012, but the family was contacted and the urn that was recovered did not match the description of the urn that was stolen.

The recovered urn also does not match the description of remains stolen from a man's vehicle in Fairmont around Christmas.

"Based on what we know, we do not believe the cases are related," Capt. Phil Scott of the WVU Police said in an email.

Anyone who may have information is asked to contact Capt. Scott at 304-293-3136.