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Calgary police recover ashes of little boy that were taken when purse stolen

CALGARY — Police have returned the ashes of a young southern Alberta boy to his family after they were stolen along with a purse from a Calgary pub.

Hunter Hudson was almost a year old when he drowned earlier this year and his mother carries his ashes whenever she leaves home.

The Hudson family came to Calgary to take part in a bereavement ceremony at the Alberta Children’s Hospital.

When they went to a pub near their hotel, someone swiped Laura Hudson's purse from their table.

Calgary police say surveillance footage from the pub shows two women near the table just before the purse disappeared.

On Wednesday, police recovered both the purse and the ashes. (CTV Calgary)

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