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Ashes stolen from Lafayette cemetery

By scarney
Monday, January 17th, 2011 at 8:52 pm in Crime, Lafayette.

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 Information or the actual urn can be dropped off at the cemetery as well.

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One Response to “Ashes stolen from Lafayette cemetery”

  1. Barbara Says:

    Not surprised. I have family members buried there and have warned staff that no-lifers use their grounds to puff stuff, pop pills, drink, and do other things in the back seats of cars. They don’t strike me as those paying their respects or in grief.

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