SEATTLE – It was bad enough when the small plane carrying Terry Frye's father vanished 30 years ago in a snowstorm.
In 1992, the wreckage of the Piper Cherokee was spotted by hikers on Mount Rainier. Last September, after an unusually dry year, the remains of her father, Kenneth Frye, 62, a Sacramento car dealer, and two business associates were recovered.
Now the ashes of her father have been lost in the mail.
The urn vanished after being placed in a mail container to be flown to San Francisco from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, said Tom Montgomery, a spokesman for the postal inspectors' office
"We don't know what happened," Montgomery said. "We know it got as far as the facility at Sea-Tac, and that's it."