CAMERON PARK, Calif. — A Cameron Park woman says the post office lost her father’s ashes, CBS Sacramento reports. They were later found in a damaged box.
For a time after Candace Brooks’ father, Jessie Cotton, died, no one could tell her what happened to the Korean War vet’s ashes. They’d been shipped from a Florida funeral home to California through United States Postal Service Priority Mail. The only way to legally ship cremated remains is through USPS, which has a six-page guide on how to package and ship them.
It appears the funeral home followed all the rules.