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UPDATE: Mother's stolen ashes found by man on walk in Las Vegas

Posted at 7:31 AM, Jan 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-05 22:55:10-05

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — UPDATE FEB. 5: According to Dan Dalton, his mother's stolen ashes were found by a man on a walk in Las Vegas.

Dalton's mother passed away unexpected on Jan. 10 while on vacation in Las Vegas. Her family came to Las Vegas to retrieve her ashes. The ashes were in their luggage, which was stolen from the hotel.

Dalton says that a man named Eric Maxwell, who is in Las Vegas on business, was taking a walk when he found the ashes and called the police department. The family is now waiting for the police department to let them know when they can pick up the ashes.

Las Vegas police thanked Maxwell in a tweet, and reminded others if you see something, say something.

UPDATE JAN. 31: Caesars Entertainment released the following statement regarding the guest's situation from earlier this week:

“We are aware of this guest’s claim. Another individual presented this guest’s baggage claim tag to Flamingo staff and was given the luggage. The guest has filed a claim with Las Vegas Metro, and we are working with them to recover the guest’s belongings.”

ORIGINAL STORY
An Ohio man claims his mother's ashes were stolen from a hotel on the Las Vegas Strip.

His mom died in Las Vegas while here on vacation and the family flew into town to collect her remains.

As 13 Action News Anchor Todd Quinones reports, the family says some heartless thieves were handed the remains by the bellman. Watch in the player above.