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Urn bound for Vt. – found in Fla.

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BURLINGTON, Vt. -

A man who lost an urn carrying his dad's ashes says it's turned up in Florida.

The remains were originally due to arrive in Springfield but they were missing from the box that showed up from the U.S. Postal Service.

John Shaffer tells us officials there called him recently to say his father's remains had been found.

The package had apparently fallen off a conveyer belt and broke open. When workers cleaned up the spill they accidentally put the urn in a different box.

But they're once again in the mail and due to arrive in Springfield next week.

"The urn is actually in good shape, it was bubble-wrapped - my fiancée bubble-wrapped it - and they called us yesterday and told us it was en route," explained Shaffer.

Shaffer says his dad always wanted some of his ashes to be spread in a Bellows Falls cemetery where his parents are buried.

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