PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) --- Workers at a Phoenix hotel were surprised to find a forgotten urn containing cremated remains tucked away in the storage room of the hotel
"I looked down on it and I gasped. I was so surprised. So surprised!" said hotel worker Chelc Hugar.
In the storage room at Phoenix’s Extended Stay Hotel, located near 44th Street and McDowell Road, hotel workers found what appeared to be a fancy shot glass. But soon, the realization of what they found gave Chelc Hugar a shot of adrenaline.
"I immediately was heartbroken for whoever this is," said Hugar.
Half the size of a coke bottle, the urn was a remnant of a life lost in every sense of the word.
Hugar learned it had been in lost and found since April. Hotel records from that time are long gone.
"A lot of people will just leave and leave their whole life behind. Sometimes it can get mixed up," Hugar said.
She is now making it her mission to find the person missing part of their loved one. Plenty of others are helping too.
On Facebook, Hugar’s post about the urn has generated more than 500 shares.
“More people can share it,” she insisted. “We can find family somewhere."