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Elgin man wants wife's ashes returned

Elgin man wants wife's ashes returned

Roger Stettner just wants his wife's ashes returned. On June 6, his east-side Elgin home was burglarized while Stettner was out of town visiting one of his sons. The home has a burglar alarm and while the alarm was audibly sounding, the burglar — who had kicked in the front door — had little time before police would arrive. The only thing missing from the home was the box containing Donna's ashes. Although the box clearly indicates it is a funerary box, police believe the burglar thought it may have been a jewelry box. "I don't know but I am guessing — they broke in, kicked the dead bolt and the frame in — and by the time they got into...