Man's car stolen with wife's ashes in trunk

A man planning to take his deceased wife's ashes to a memorial service for her mother says his car and the ashes inside it were stolen in Detroit.

WDIV-TV says police found the car Thursday but the ashes were gone.

Jim Meilenner says he parked his car Monday night in an eastside neighborhood and by the next morning the Pontiac G6 was gone. He was taking his wife's ashes to his mother-in-law's service Wednesday afternoon.

The ashes were stored in a wooden box in the trunk.

The Hamtramck-based Kaczmarek Law Firm has agreed to accept the ashes with no questions asked.

Meilenner's wife Cheryl died 6 years ago.