In what is certainly a strange and unfortunate crime, an urn was stolen from a mausoleum at the Oakmont Memorial Park in Lafayette Sunday. The urn contained the ashes of Thomas Gonzales, Jr., who was a cofounder of the company Commerce One, which was a major factor during the dot-com boom.
The family of Gonzales is offering a $10,000 reward for the return of the urn and ashes. The family and police are asking that anyone with information contact the police at 925-646-2441 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Information or the actual urn can be dropped off at the cemetery as well.