A man who thought he'd lost the boxed ashes of his deceased infant daughter has them back thanks to the efforts of several strangers in central Ohio.

WBNS-TV in Columbus (http://bit.ly/1y8rW82 ) reports a man processing cars bound for a scrap yard spotted the gold box sitting on a vehicle's dashboard. It was etched with the girl's name and birth and death dates. He also found pictures of the baby.

His fiancee posted about the discovery online, inspiring a different woman to track down the girl's parents.

The child's father, Sanford Byrd, says they thought the ashes were lost for good because the box was in his girlfriend's car when it was impounded after an accident. He says getting back his child's remains makes him "so happy that it hurts."

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Information from: The Columbus Dispatch, http://www.dispatch.com