Mystery over ‘ashes box’ found near Castle Howard

Mystery over ‘ashes box’ found near Castle Howard

Mystery over ‘ashes box’ found near Castle Howard

First published in News

AN ORNATE box containing what are believed to be a pet’s ashes has been found in undergrowth near the entrance to the stately home Castle Howard.

Malton Police say the wooden box has a plaque on the top bearing the name Max Jaffa.

This was the name of a famous band leader who died in 1991, but police think it relates to a pet called Max Jaffa.

PC Paul Fenwick said: “How the box got to be at the roadside is a mystery. It’s possible it has been discarded following a burglary.”

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