The urns, one decorated with a flower and the other heart-shaped, were found in box left at the Goodwill Donation Center on South Ferdon Boulevard earlier this month.

CRESTVIEW — Workers at a local Goodwill Industries donation center hope to reunite some donated cremains with loved ones or family members.

The urns, one decorated with a flower and the other heart-shaped, were found in box left at the Goodwill Donation Center on South Ferdon Boulevard earlier this month.

The person who unpacked the boxes did not realize they held cremated remains until the other objects in the box had already been sorted.

Both of the urns were in matching black velvet boxes, said Steve Casker, transportation director for Goodwill Industries.

"I'm keeping them together on my desk," he said. "It had to be an accident. We have a lot of military moving in and out."

He took the boxes to the local crematorium, where it was confirmed that the ashes were remains of a living creature. No one knows if they belonged to a human or an animal.

Casker said the Goodwill in Tallahassee also had received cremains at one point. No one ever claimed them, and a permit had to be obtained to bury the unidentified remains.

To claim the cremains, call 689-2663.