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Discarded box found near Castle Howard believed to contain pet's ashes
3:50pm Tuesday 25th February 2014 in News
A BOX containing what are believed to be a pet’s ashes has been found near the entrance to a famous stately home.
The ornate box was found in undergrowth by Castle Howard near Malton and has a wooden plaque on the top with 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.”