Minn. couple have a California stranger's ashes, searching for her family

- Many of us have seen the shows 'Auction Hunters' or 'Storage Wars' where people bid on unclaimed storage units that may or may not be full of items.

One couple did just that in Hermantown, Minnesota and found a person's ashes back in 2011.

Now, Amanda Fitzsimmmons and her husband are trying to find a family member of the stranger so they can have her ashes.

The ashes of Vonda Jean Range came complete with a Certificate of Cremation, indicating she was cremated by Serenity Mortuary Services in Phoenix, Arizona on march 17, 2004.

However, the box is addressed to Carrie Miller of Inglewood, California.

The box indicates Range's body must have been donated to science, because the return address is from Science Care, a body donation facility.

Fitzsimmons went to Facebook to ask people to held spread the word. In her post, she says they attempted to return the ashes to a funeral home, but "they will only allow that for a fee to dispose of it." Instead, she says they want to get this into the hands of a loved one.

She also says Serenity Mortuary can't help, but she's waiting for a call back from Science Care.

Fortunately, many people have taken to the internet to find out more about Vonda Jean Range and Carrie Miller.

Social security numbers, addresses and possible family members have been all found by the small community Fitzsimmons lives in, but getting ahold of anyone poses quite the challenge.

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