A family turns to Craigslist to recover their mother's stolen ashes.

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LOON LAKE, Stevens County — A Northeast Washington family has turned to Craigslist in an effort to recover their mother’s stolen ashes.

KXLY reports (is.gd/CRMHyg) that Nellie Montague’s ashes were stolen in October from the family’s Loon Lake property. Relatives posted a Craigslist ad asking if people know anything about the stolen ashes.

The family says she died in January, and the ashes were kept in the family home. Nellie’s son Mike Montague says they had planned to spread the ashes where his dad’s ashes were scattered.

Montague says the thieves who took his mother’s ashes left behind items like a TV and a DVD player.

Still, he figures his mother would have told her loved ones not to worry. In his words, “My mother would say, ‘Oh just roll with the punches.’ That’s how she was.”