Woman who found cremation urn pendant in Auburn wants to give it back

Melinda Stapleton knew instantly what she’d stumbled upon. She knew right away because she has one.

On Tuesday morning, Stapleton was walking with a client she works with in Auburn when they found a cremation urn pendant lying on the ground along West Genesee Street. It was on the ground a few blocks from West Middle School, not far from the Tops Supermarket.

“I posted it on Facebook and now it is almost up to ten thousand shares,” Stapleton said. But still, no one has come forward to claim it.

“I feel like this was meant to me, like I was meant to find it,” she said. Stapleton’s mother Cindy died of ovarian cancer in 2013. After her mother’s death she was gifted a similar pendant. “It was meant to be. I lost mine for a short period of time, but I got it back. I was so happy when I got it back. I felt so terrible when I didn’t have mine. I can really understand that someone is missing this. It’s the only piece you have left of that person,” she said.

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