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Teen girls charged in car prowling that led to human ashes dumped on street

Calgary police logoThe Canadian Press

CALGARY - Police in Calgary have charged three teenage girls in a car prowling that led to human ashes being dumped onto the street.

Colleen Ransom kept her daughter Emma’s ashes in a green velvet pouch in her truck.

But in the early hours of Aug. 2 someone entered the unlocked vehicle, stole the pouch and emptied the ashes onto the street.

Ransom said at the time it was like losing her daughter all over again.

A 15-year-old and a 13-year-old are charged with theft, while another 15-year-old has been charged with both theft and property damage.

Emma Ransom, who was 19, was killed along with two other women in 2009 when the car they were in lost control, crossed a median and slammed into an oncoming vehicle.

© The Canadian Press, 2014