02/02/2012 02:38 EST | Updated 04/03/2012 05:12 EDT

Husband Reclaims Wife's Ashes Found In Scrap Yard

A man has come forward to claim an urn containing the ashes of his wife that was found at a Thunder Bay scrap yard.

Thunder Bay Police said the man had been searching for the urn since he misplaced it in the summer. The urn was first discovered at Dutchak's Recycle. It was found in a scrap pile, bound in bubble wrap, in a box labelled "Cindy's Ashes.”

Roy Noga, the Dutchak's employee who discovered it, said the find was a surprise.

“I just kind of walked over to it ... and opened it up and ... sure enough, it was an urn inside of there,” he said. “I find some weird stuff in the pile sometimes … but that takes it."

Noga said he didn't open the urn and took it to his boss right away.

Police have had the urn since the summer, but its origins remained a mystery until Thursday when police turned to the public for help.