Stolen Remains (copy)

A flyer at the intersection of Northwest Kings Boulevard and Tyler Avenue asks passersby for information on the whereabouts of Patricia Archer's remains.

Andy Cripe Gazette-Times

A Corvallis man is searching for his wife’s missing cremated remains after they were stolen from his car over the weekend, according to the Police Department.

Matthew Archer reported to police Saturday morning that the box containing his wife’s ashes had been taken from his Jeep, which was parked in his driveway on the 500 block of Northwest Kings Boulevard.

On Tuesday, flyers seeking the return of the stolen remains had been tacked on street posts near the home. The flyers featured a picture of Archer’s wife, Patricia, who was a United States Marine, and a photo of the box of ashes and the Jeep they were stolen from.

“Tell us where it is so we can pick it up,” the flyers read. “No questions asked, we just need her back.”

Archer told officers a pair of his jeans and a Wilson baseball were also taken from the Jeep, the police report said. He said he had parked his car about 8:30 p.m. Friday and had returned about 10:20 a.m. the next morning.

Archer told police he didn’t believe anybody would have been targeting the ashes and he wasn’t sure who took them. Police canvassed the area and were unable to find the missing remains.

The flyers request that the person who has the ashes call the Albany American Legion Post 10 at 541-926-0127, or call or send a text message to John at 541-730-5108 or Charlie at 541-510-7582. 

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