The urn was stolen in the course of a burglary at a residence on Van Buren Rd. in the Town of Pomfret on April 4th, 2012.
After an extensive investigation at the time of the burglary, investigators were unable to locate the urn. A media blitz asking for the public's assistance was used in the hopes of putting pressure on the person to return the urn.
It is believed that the person who took it thought it was a piece of art.
On Thursday, February 7th, 2013, the victim, who went out in the morning to walk her dogs, located the urn in a bag on her porch. The urn was intact with only a small chip on the bottom and a few scratches on the side.
An ID specialist was sent to check for DNA and fingerprints. It is unknown why the urn was returned unless the person was afraid to display the urn as art or whether his conscience got to him.
The Sheriff's Office is just happy that the victim has recovered her husband's ashes.