Owner claims casket found on roadside in Adams County

The owner of a casket found on the side of a road in Adams County has stepped forward to claim it.

The Adams County Sheriff’s Office posted a photo to its Facebook page Tuesday morning of the mystery casket.

Deputy Joe LeBreck told News 3 Wednesday morning that the owner was found. He said he was transporting the coffin in a boat behind his vehicle when it flew out. He was unable to get it back in the boat so put it alongside the road with plans to return to get it, but a deputy found it first.

LeBreck said the coffin is used for a hayride that raises money for a nonprofit around Halloween.

The sheriff’s office said this is the first time a casket was found along the side of the road.