OKALOOSA COUNTY, Fla. - How did missing cremains from Georgia end up on a beach in Destin, Florida? That is the question the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office is trying to answer.
The bizarre mystery did end with the family members who have never been able to figure out what happened to their sister's cremains.
Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office deputies were called out to Gulfshore Drive in Destin on July 7 after a man found a plastic bag with what appeared to be cremated remains inside that had washed ashore.
The bag contained a tag with a name, date of birth, social security numbers, case number, and location of death as DeKalb County as well as the name of a funeral home.
Officials made contact with Wages and Son Funeral Home in Lawrenceville, Georgia and confirmed the bag contained the cremains of a woman named Ngacloan Hua.
A sister of Hua told officials that she and other family members had gone to a spot in Georgia to pray and she thought Hua’s cremains were with her, however, the box containing the ashes disappeared.
The sister believes it’s possible someone took the cremains while the family was praying. Her family has no connection to Destin and no clue how they ended up on a Destin beach.
Authorities said the sister was absolutely elated to learn the remains had been located and asked that the OCSO package the bag and return it to the family.