A thief who broke into a car in Austin and stole a purse also swiped an irreplaceable family item, the ashes of the victim's father.
Postell said she and some relatives had lunch Thursday, then returned to her car to discover a window was busted and her niece's purse was missing. Postell said the ashes were in a box, labeled with her father's name, in the bag.
Austin police are investigating.
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