Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Southern Alberta Parents Want Return of Dead Toddler's Stolen Ashes

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Southern Alberta Parents Want Return of Dead Toddler's Stolen Ashes

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Parents want return of dead son's ashes

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CALGARY - A southern Alberta family is devastated after someone stole a purse containing the ashes of their little boy from a northeast Calgary pub on the weekend.

Laura and Nathan Hudson of Medicine Hat brought their family to Calgary to attend a memorial event at the Alberta Children's Hospital and were at their hotel's pub playing video lottery terminals when they noticed Laura's purse was missing.

A small velvet bag containing the ashes of their toddler son, Hunter, who drowned six months ago, was in the purse.

Laura says there were very few people in the pub so she didn't think much about stepping away from her belongings for a few seconds.

Surveillance footage from the pub shows a pair of women entering and then leaving a few minutes later in a silver, four-door car. …

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