Man’s Stolen Car And Urn Containing Wife’s Remains Recovered

STOCKTON (CBS13) – The stolen car and urn containing the ashes of a local man’s late wife have been returned.

Melvin Hayes’ car was stolen Thursday at a car wash possibly by a woman posing as an employee. But it was the urn containing his wife Annamarie’s remains in the car that really upset Hayes.

“Today was the day I was burying my wife,” he said on Thursday.

Hayes says a woman pretending to work at the car wash befriending him before stealing his car. When he went to see why his car wasn’t done yet, he was told that his “girlfriend” took it.

On Saturday, Stockton port police stopped Danielle Dorsey, 32, for a traffic violation and found the vehicle she was driving was Hayes’. Dorsey and passenger, Antwanne Batten, 33, were arrested and booked into the San Joaquin County Jail on charges of auto theft and possession of stolen property.

Police returned the vehicle to Hayes who found the urn, with the ashes still inside, in the car.

The Hayes had been married for 48 years.

 

Comments

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From CBS Sacramento

Get Our App
Get The CBS Sacramento Weather AppGet the latest radar, CBS13 AppCasts and hour-by-hour forecasts. You can also send your weather pics.

Listen Live