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Urn containing cremated remains found in train station coin locker

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Police in Saitama said Friday that an urn containing cremated human remains was found inside a coin locker at JR Miyahara station.

According to police, the rental coin locker had been in use for several weeks, and the bill still left unpaid and steadily increasing. TBS reported that an inspector from the coin-locker management company came to check on the locker on Thursday and found the urn with charred bones and ash inside.

Police said the Urn was placed inside a small bag and wrapped in cloth. Police are analyzing security camera footage from the station as they continue to search for the urn's owner who will face charges of improper disposal of human remains.

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Police are analyzing security camera footage from the station as they continue to search for the urn’s owner who will face charges of improper disposal of human remains.

It's entirely possible the decedent's last wishes were to have his/her ashes placed in his favorite spot. (I admit it's odd that this would be Miyahara station, but then again this is Saitama and there aren't exactly a lot of scenic places one would want to rest for all eternity...)

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Maybe they were placed there so the owner could go to isakaiya after the funeral, then they forgot where they were left because of the alcohol.

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Funerals are expensive - -

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I'm sure the remains of "loved ones" have ended up in worse places.

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One of the more commonly "forgotten" items on trains and in stations, apparently.

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Perhaps the person that placed them there is homeless or he/she themselves have passed on.

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Perhaps the person that placed the Urn unemployed with no fixed address went to play Pachinko and forgot about it.

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Those guys who determined that the ashes from North Korea were absolutely not the remains of Megumi Yokota should be put in the case. With their exemplary lab techniques, I am sure the remains will be identified quickly. LOL

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improper disposal of human remains

A bit to fast of a hurried assumption. Who knows what the owner brought to leave the urn in the locker but most likely the remains are of a person that the owner wasn't very attached to. Secondly, as proper graves are very expensive the person might not have the money for it but when then not leave the urn at home? It sounds like this is a large urn with all the remains, not just a small, personal urn.

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Yet if the remains had been tossed in a lake or scattered in the wind, that would have been proper.

The charge is excessive I think. The only problem I see is failing to remove possessions from the locker in a timely manner.

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Saitama again!?

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