After nearly a year of searching for Harry’s ashes, Katie Barloon says this story has a happy ending.
In May 2009, Katie Barloon’s VW Euro van was stolen out of her driveway with her dog Harry’s ashes inside. A week later the van was found, but the ashes weren’t there. Barloon says the van was the perfect place for the young dog’s ashes because of his love for riding in the car. “Harry would always make sure he was in the van so he would always be included in our family outings, so we figured that he would love stay in there until we did a proper burial,” Barloon told us last year.
This past week the Everett Herald published an article about an urn being found next to a creek in Marysville. “I was so excited! I knew that it had to be Harry! I mean-how many urns are lost?” Barloon asks. After contacting the police she was a little discouraged. “I was told that since my urn was lost in July that the likelihood that it was mine was slim, and that another party inquiring more recently lost their urn in a home burglary.” Turns out Barloon’s instinct was right. The Marysville police had some tests run on the remains and confirmed the ashes were those of an animal and the description of the urn matched Harry’s. “You have to love happy endings. I just picked Harry up at the Marysville police station,” Barloon tells us.