Sad discovery of the NY hiking trail! Are you losing something or someone?

Losing a loved one is never easy, but have you ever literally lost a deceased family member, friend or loved one? If you have any, we may have found them for you in the woods.

There are nearly 4,000 hiking trails in New York State. Each of these trails has its challenges, beauty, and adventure, but one thing you would never expect to find is an urn containing someone’s remains. The following story is a bit of a mystery that New York State Police would like your help to resolve.

it is the story of Case # 10570961 or the case of the missing urn. According to the New York State Police Twitter page, a cremation urn was recently discovered by hikers in Rockefeller State Park Reserve in Pleasantville. These individuals were on the Stone Bridge Trail when they discovered the urn. See image below.

So how does an urn end up in the woods of New York State? Until the remains are returned, we are only speculating. Maybe someone took the urn into the woods with the intention of burying it or scattering its ashes. Perhaps this is the last wish of the deceased?

According to Lakeside Funeral Home, there is no law that prohibits the scattering of cremated remains on land BUT you must have permission. One thing you won’t get permission for is scattering ashes in lakes, rivers, etc.

State police are asking for the public’s help in locating friends and family belonging to this funeral urn. If you think you can help, call the New York State Police at (845) 677-7300.

Hike to the Condemned and Abandoned Catskills Ruins Overlooking Mountain House


Dundas Castle abandoned by the Catskills is shrouded in myth and mystery