Bag containing remains of a loved one returned to Hamilton family

A family in Hamilton has the remains of a loved one back after a thief mistook them for something worth a lot of cash.

The remains were kept in a black velvet back at a home in the Barton Street East area.

On Wednesday, the home owner found their front door had been kicked in and the bag was gone.

Hamilton Police officials say, "We would like to thank everyone who assisted with this investigation from those who spread the word, to whoever physically returned the precious package. The family is truly grateful as they can now move on."