Burglars steal ashes of woman’s husband


Sheriff’s deputies are seeking suspects in connection with a burglary, after an 83-year-old Saratoga woman reported a box filled with her late husband’s ashes missing Friday.

Around 11:35 a.m., deputies responded to the 10000 block of Howen Drive for a report of an interrupted burglary, according to sheriff’s officials.

When deputies arrived, deputies learned the victim had arrived home and saw two young males running away from the residence and get into a crème-colored four-door sedan, containing a male driver, sheriff’s officials said.

The vehicle was last seen driving southeast from the residence, toward Saratoga High School.

When the victim got inside her home, she discovered the suspects had taken a dark mahogany box containing the ashes of her late husband. The box also contained her husband’s death certificate and four silver coins, sheriff’s officials said.

The victim told deputies she is willing to forego prosecution in exchange for the box with her husband’s ashes, according to sheriff’s officials.

Sheriff’s officials described the first suspect as a Hispanic male, between 16 and 18 years old, 5 feet 11 inches tall, weighing 155 pounds and with dark hair. He was wearing a dark gray jacket with a white t-shirt underneath and jeans.

The second suspect is described as a heavy-set white male, between 16 and 18 years old, 5 feet and 8 inches tall, weighing 180 pounds and with light brown hair. He was wearing a blue shirt and long tan shorts, according to sheriff’s deputies.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Det. Adam Guzman at (408) 868-6630 or the anonymous tip line at (408) 808-4431.

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