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Necklace urn containing ashes found in Missouri Walmart parking lot

A Missouri woman who found an urn necklace containing a loved one’s ashes in a Walmart parking lot is trying to find the rightful owner of the precious item.

Shelby Scott, of Grain Valley, said she was at the Walmart in Blue Springs on Saturday when she spotted a shiny object on the ground.

“It was just a little necklace urn that didn’t have the necklace to it,” Scott told WDAF-TV.

Scott said she recognized the item because she has a similar necklace containing her own mother’s ashes.

She said she took the item inside the store, where employees told her no one had reported it missing. Scott said she decided to try finding the owner on Facebook.

“I really want to get it to the people that it belongs to,” Scott said.

Scott said she knows how the owner likely feels. She said she once lost her urn necklace for two days before it turned up in the driveway of her home.

“I know exactly the heartache that they are feeling right now of losing it,” she said. “We’re going to find the person for it. We have to.”