Burglars steal box containing woman's ashes from West Windsor Township home

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EDISON - Burglars who broke into a Mercer County home apparently did not realize what they were stealing contained a deceased woman's ashes.

The incident happened Thursday night in West Windsor Township.

Police say the ashes were in a small rosewood box. They say the burglars likely believed it was filled with valuables.

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Police have not made any arrests, but believe this robbery is connected to another break-in that same night.

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