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Stolen urn holding Army medic's remains recovered

Army Pfc. Brian Backus Army Pfc. Brian Backus

LIVONIA, Mich. (AP) - A stolen urn containing cremated remains of an Army combat medic from Mid-Michigan who was killed in Afghanistan last year has been recovered in suburban Detroit.

The urn containing remains of Army Pfc. Brian Backus was reported stolen July 18 from a car parked in a driveway in Livonia. Electronics and an Army uniform also were taken.

Livonia police tell the Detroit Free Press (http://on.freep.com/PeSRH5 ) that someone dropped off the urn with Backus's remains on Saturday night near where it was stolen.

Backus grew up in Harbor Beach. He was killed June 18, 2011 when insurgents attacked his unit with small arms in Kandahar province.

At the time of his death, the military listed his address in Saginaw County's Saginaw Township.

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