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Father reunited with daughter's ashes in MI

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WYOMING, MI (WKOW) -- A father in Wyoming, Michigan was reunited with his daughter's ashes after they had been stolen from his home.

Paul Hoogterp's 23-year-old daughter Aubrey, a young mother, died in 2012 after battling addiction.  Two boys found her custom-ordered urn along a Grand Rapids road in the snow.  After the father saw a news report on it, he knew it was his daughter's. 

Paul thanked one of the boys and said, "You have no idea how much this means to us."

Paul is still looking for those responsible for stealing the ashes and abandoning them on the street.  He says, "I can be the voice for Aubrey, she deserves justice, and she deserves to be left alone."

To see this emotional story, watch the video above.


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