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Posted: July 15, 2017

Woman's cremated remains wash up on Florida beach

The cremated remains of a DeKalb County woman washed up on a Florida beach. (Credit: Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office)
The cremated remains of a DeKalb County woman washed up on a Florida beach. (Credit: Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office)

By Christian Boone, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

DESTIN, Fla. —

It was a bizarre discovery to say the least -- ashes of a DeKalb County woman were found washed up eight days ago on a Florida beach.

A man found the cremated remains within a plastic bag tagged with a name, date of birth and social security number. Also listed was the location of the woman’s death, DeKalb County, and the name of the funeral home that handled the cremation.

The man turned the bag over to the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office.

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Sheriff’s officials made contact Wednesday with Wages and Sons Funeral Home in Lawrenceville, Georgia, which confirmed the bag contained the cremains of Ngacloan Hua.

Hua’s sister was contacted by sheriff’s evidence technician Monique Caldwell, according to a Sheriff's Office Facebook post.

The sister told Caldwell she and other family members had gone to a spot in Georgia to pray for her sister where, they believe, a box containing the ashes was stolen. 

How the ashes ended up on a beach in the Florida Panhandle remains a mystery. Hua’s family had no connection to Destin, the sheriff’s office said.

The package was secured and sent to Hua’s family, who were “absolutely elated” to have them back, deputies said.


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